23 January 2010

Bloomsbury changes 'white-washed' book cover

There was a great deal of controversy this week over the cover art of Jaclyn Dolamore's debut novel, Magic Under Glass.  Bloomsbury USA, the publishing house, decided to depict a Caucasian model on the cover of the book, despite the protagonist being described as having brown skin.  Bloomsbury apologized on Thursday for the decision, and will not be supplying any more copies of the book until the cover has been redesigned.

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