Saturday, August 28, 2010

covers still matter

with the digital age coming to great heights these days, with e readers and all, the question of what will happen to book covers comes into question. will they still be as important as they use to be. personally, the only book reader i see myself getting is the ipad. and that's because it does so much more then just read books. so i'm not a fan of book readers. i will be buying books for a long time into the future. so i think that book covers are still just as important as they have always been. espically, i am currently working on my chapbook, and the cover will be very important to me. well, here's a book that has gotten its self banned for the cover it has.

annabel lyon's novel the golden mean, has gotten banned. the cover features a naked man lying on the back of an equally naked white horse. stores across canada and the UK are selling the book, lyons revealed on her blog though, that british columbia ferry company, bc ferries, is not stocking it. what i find interesting is that bc ferries asked the book's publisher, random house canada, that it would carry the book if it featured a "belly band" wrapped around the offending parts. but random house refused, and the transportation company decided against stocking the title. and i think good for random house for not bowing down to the demands of the company. annabel hasn't taken the banning to heart for she wrote on her blog ""Oh, BC Ferries. You have one too, you know you do!"

here's a picture of the cover of the book:

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