Tuesday, April 03, 2007
Headless Men on Book Covers and the Women Who Love Them by Diana Holquist
The Sexiest Man Alive has no head.
Didn't you suspect all along that the Sexiest Man Alive didn't need a head?
There are several possible reasons for his lack of head.
1) It's superfluous
2) When I worked in advertising, we paid models less if we didn't show their faces. Don't know if that goes in publishing, but it might.
3) We wanted to let the reader "imagine" what the hero looks like. You can imagine your husband, for example. Or not. Just joking.
In any case, with this cover, there's not a whole heck of a lot left to the imagination, so you've got to imagine something.
What's that? You want me to be quiet so you can look at the picture now?
Sexiest Man Alive will be in stores this October. It's the second in the One True Love series of gypsy romances.
Okay. I'm done. I'll be quiet now.
(Oh--except for one very exciting thing: a new contest upcoming! As soon as I get the details on the prizes, I'll post the contest. We're going to have to re-name the Warner Women blog because our publisher just changed their name from "Warner" to "Grand Central Publishing." So, we're going to have a contest to re-name the blog. The winner is going to get some fantabulous prize (a headed man?), so keep checking back. I hope to have details later this week.)
Let me know what you think. Do you like the headless book covers? Wish they put on heads? Wish they made towelless book covers...?
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