January 20th, 2010

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Jessica Reisman is offering a signed copy of her SF novel The Z Radiant to anyone who donates $10 or $15 to help animal rescue organizations in Haiti.


DearAuthor asks YA readers to write Bloomsbury about yet another whitewashed YA cover. Bloomsbury tried to publish Liar by Justine Larbalestier with a photo of a white girl standing in for the dark-skinned protagonist, but was persuaded to change the cover. Now they've done the same thing for Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore. This crap is going to keep happening unless readers speak up and keep protesting it. DearAuthor has the addresses and links to write or email in.

ETA 01/22/2010 - People must have written in: Bloomsbury plans to rejacket Magic Under Glass

ETA: As jimhines says Please keep in mind that authors have little to no control over their cover art. Larbalestier was able to push for new artwork for her book, but she’s a fairly high-clout author and was able to rally reader/fan support. Generally, the author has little input into the cover.

ETA again: here's a post I made a couple of years ago about the cover of Wheel of the Infinite, with some info from the cover artist Donato Giancola.