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Sunday, April 08, 2007

The Nipple Post

Sometimes you get lucky. Sometimes the stars align in exactly the right way. Sometimes after blogging on covers for over two years you're lucky enough to write The Nipple Post. (Having written The Merkin Post, I feel doubly blessed.)

I won't insult your intelligence by telling you which of the Ines covers is the American one.




It's the cover for the Porizkova book -- yes, by the model -- that's got me scratching my head. I'm old enough to remember the good old days when nipples were always covered by stars, but there's absolutely nothing salacious about the photo that warrants the star: it's not covering anything. Is it me, or is this just bizarre? I want the text in the star to read "A Nipple" instead of "A Novel." ;-)

5 comments:

Eileen said...

The mere sight of a bare nipple could drive otherwise mild mannered book buyers mad. Best not to take the chance. You want a bunch of nipple mad bibliophiles rushing Barnes and Noble? I think not.

Anonymous said...

Don't you mean Barnes and Nipple?

Joseph said...

Man, I wish I had thought of that :-)

Ingrid said...

Up here in Canada, the threat coming in from the sales department is always "Yes, but it won't sell in Moose Jaw."

sarah said...

Hey! I just discovered your blog today and am eagerly browsing through your archives. I just wanted to comment that the photo used in Isabel Allende's book is the same one in "The Photographer's Sweethearts" by Diana Hartog, although in the latter's case it's a mirrored image. Fascinating...