J.M. Reep

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Judging Publishing Companies By Their Covers

In Commentary on July 25, 2009 at 12:07 am

On Thursday, author Justine Larbalestier, whose new YA novel Liar is about to be released in the United States, posted a blog entry that was critical of the book cover her publisher, Bloomsbury USA, has chosen for the US edition. The book cover features a close-up of the face of a white girl, but the problem is that the main character of Larbalestier’s novel is apparently supposed to be black.

Had it been up to Larbalestier, she writes that she would have preferred that the book did not feature a picture of any girl, white or black: Read the rest of this entry »

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