Saturday, January 23, 2010

White woman put on a book cover (link roundup)



You might be thinking that the cover to Magic Under Glass is instantly forgettable, but it becomes way more interesting when you realize that the book is about a woman with brown skin. Bloomsbury regrets the mistake.

And a few more links:

1. A bit more on why the Supreme Court's decision on campaign spending is a good thing.

2. Anyone writing online for a living is crazy if they're not working to establish a personal brand. The entire editorial staff of video game site Crispy Gamer was just fired.

3. In an effort to bust smugglers, the ATF has put 250 million illegal cigarettes on the market. Via these sites.

*Previously: The black couple was airbrushed out of the British version of the movie poster for Couples Retreat.

*Buy book cover collections at Amazon.

1 comment:

  1. That really angers me! Also, wouldn't that just confuse the hell out of readers? "Who the heck is this white girl on the cover when the character in the book is dark skinned?"

    I hate when people basically 'white-out' characters.

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