From Publishers’ Lunch:
Grove/Atlantic has been teased for turning a cover credit on the NEW SALAM PAX: The Clandestine Diary of an Ordinary Iraqi for a blurb from Slate contributor Peter Maass into the deceased author of Serpico Peter Maas instead.
And Spike Gillespie’s was surprised by the jacket for her SURRENDER (But Don’t Give Yourself Away); Old Cars, Found Hope, and Other Cheap Tricks from the University of Texas Press. A bumper sticker on her car that reads “George W. Bush Is a Punk-Ass Chump” was artfully airbrushed out, along with other small details. Editor-in-chief Theresa May tells the LA Times, “The image was manipulated and enhanced, but it had nothing to do with the fact that it was an anti-Bush statement…. We didn’t foresee that it would be controversial, because we didn’t think anyone would be paying attention.”
I’d link to the L.A. Times piece that was the source, but I can’t stand their pop-up ads.