I'm following up on the discussion about the cover of MAGIC UNDER GLASS I posted yesterday, with some good news. Taken from the Bloomsbury website:
Bloomsbury is ceasing to supply copies of the US edition of Magic Under Glass. The jacket design has caused offense and we apologize for our mistake. Copies of the book with a new jacket design will be available shortly.
Frankly, I'm amazed. From what I could tell, the uproar started on Saturday. It's Thursday now, and they've already decided to change the cover. Wow. The wonderful posts by other bloggers really made a difference!
To tell the truth, I'm sort of wincing for Bloomsbury, because I don't even want to imagine how much extra money it's going to cost to do this. At least they won't have to reprint the books, only the dust covers.
But this is awesome! I don't think we'll ever know if the cover was whitewashed due to marketing purposes or a miscommuncation to the cover artist. Such a quick response has me wanting to believe it was a mistake. Maybe it's wishful thinking...Anyhow, a company willing to admit they did wrong just scores about a gazillion brownie points for me. Not only are the admitting wrong, they're coming up with a new cover.
I'm just glad that they recognized this was a real issue, and all I have to say is, GO BLOOMSBURY :D
And I can't wait to read MAGIC UNDER GLASS; seriously, this book sounds AWESOME!
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