And While We're on the Topic (of book covers)



Did you know J.D. Salinger had strict rules about the content of his book covers?


Title and name.
No blurbs.
No biography.
No quotes.
No exceptions.


This policy came about after a nasty publishing mishap with Catcher in the Rye.  Turns out Salinger's publisher decided to follow the trends of the time and branded the cover with some "raunchy" design, against Salinger's preferences.  Needless to say, there was some backlash.  Salinger was disgusted by the garish design on the cover, terminated his contract and enforced strict rules from there on out.  He was also dealing with some serious emotional disturbances, but that's another story. 

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