Monday, January 25, 2010

Bloomsbury Apologizes for Whitewashing...Again

Publisher's Marketplace linked to the Bloomsbury website today where the publisher apologizes for their most recent whitewashing scandal on Magic Under Glass by Jaclyn Dolamore. The website says:
Bloomsbury is ceasing to supply copies of the US edition of Magic Under Glass. The jacket design has caused offense and we apologize for our mistake. Copies of the book with a new jacket design will be available shortly.

But why did Bloomsbury even bother whitewashing again when it cause so much offense with their publication of Liar (discussed HERE)? Are they just in it for the publicity and whitewashing intentionally? Or were editors and designers just plain careless?

With the stir that's been caused by this escalating process, it's anyone's guess. Let's just home they mean it this time and don't whitewash again. Three strikes and you're out, Bloomsbury.

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