History Quotes / ContemptibleCover

30th Dec '14 5:58:45 AM Conradus
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''She is blonde and she is sexy, she''\\
''[[CoversAlwaysLie Is nowhere in the text]], she''\\

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''She is blonde and she is sexy, she''\\
sexy,''\\
''[[CoversAlwaysLie Is She is nowhere in the text]], she''\\
19th Mar '14 10:31:38 AM johnnyfog
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->''"You know, Gore," Victor was suddenly confiding, "it's true what you said. I did make [WilliamFaulkner] a best-seller. As I made you one, too, and a lot of others, but the damndest thing is something that we didn't discover for the longest time, and I've always kept it a secret." He lowered his voice. "The ''contents'' of a paperback book mean absolutely nothing. It is the cover that sells the book. I first got suspicious when ''Literature/AbsalomAbsalom'' outsold ''Sanctuary''. How can this be? ''Absalom'' is almost unreadable. So I changed the covers. Put a sexy one on ''Sanctuary'' and a distinguished one on ''Absalom''. ''Sanctuary'' took off. It really was ''all'' in the presentation."''

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->''"You know, Gore," Victor was suddenly confiding, "it's true what you said. I did make [WilliamFaulkner] a best-seller. As I made you one, too, and a lot of others, but the damndest thing is something that we didn't discover for the longest time, and I've always kept it a secret." He lowered his voice. "The ->''"'The ''contents'' of a paperback book mean absolutely nothing. It is the cover that sells the book. I first got suspicious when ''Literature/AbsalomAbsalom'' outsold ''Sanctuary''. How can this be? ''Absalom'' is almost unreadable. So I changed the covers. Put a sexy one on ''Sanctuary'' and a distinguished one on ''Absalom''. ''Sanctuary'' took off. It really was ''all'' in the presentation."'''"''
9th Jan '14 12:03:07 AM erforce
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->What's with all the poor freaked-out horsies on romance novel covers? Is every day Throw A Rattlesnake in Front of Your Horse Day in Romancelandia?

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->What's ->''What's with all the poor freaked-out horsies on romance novel covers? Is every day Throw A Rattlesnake in Front of Your Horse Day in Romancelandia?Romancelandia?''



->I do note with interest that old women in my books become young women on the covers.
-->--Creator/TerryPratchett, alt.fan.pratchett (some time in 1994 or earlier)

->I think they're being a little optimistic. I think they're only gonna appeal to males age 18-35 who'll be willing to be seen in public carrying this.

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->I ->''"I do note with interest that old women in my books become young women on the covers.
-->--Creator/TerryPratchett,
covers."''
-->-- '''Creator/TerryPratchett''',
alt.fan.pratchett (some time in 1994 or earlier)

->I ->''"I think they're being a little optimistic. I think they're only gonna appeal to males age 18-35 who'll be willing to be seen in public carrying this."''
8th Jan '14 8:09:00 PM johnnyfog
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->"You know, Gore," Victor was suddenly confiding, "it's true what you said. I did make [WilliamFaulkner] a best-seller. As I made you one, too, and a lot of others, but the damndest thing is something that we didn't discover for the longest time, and I've always kept it a secret." He lowered his voice. "The ''contents'' of a paperback book mean absolutely nothing. It is the cover that sells the book. I first got suspicious when ''Literature/AbsalomAbsalom'' outsold ''Sanctuary''. How can this be? ''Absalom'' is almost unreadable. So I changed the covers. Put a sexy one on ''Sanctuary'' and a distinguished one on ''Absalom''. ''Sanctuary'' took off. It really was ''all'' in the presentation."

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->"You ->''"You know, Gore," Victor was suddenly confiding, "it's true what you said. I did make [WilliamFaulkner] a best-seller. As I made you one, too, and a lot of others, but the damndest thing is something that we didn't discover for the longest time, and I've always kept it a secret." He lowered his voice. "The ''contents'' of a paperback book mean absolutely nothing. It is the cover that sells the book. I first got suspicious when ''Literature/AbsalomAbsalom'' outsold ''Sanctuary''. How can this be? ''Absalom'' is almost unreadable. So I changed the covers. Put a sexy one on ''Sanctuary'' and a distinguished one on ''Absalom''. ''Sanctuary'' took off. It really was ''all'' in the presentation.""''
8th Jan '14 6:04:23 PM johnnyfog
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->"You know, Gore," Victor was suddenly confiding, "it's true what you said. I did make [WilliamFaulkner] a best-seller. As I made you one, too, and a lot of others, but the damndest thing is something that we didn't discover for the longest time, and I've always kept it a secret." He lowered his voice. "The ''contents'' of a paperback book mean absolutely nothing. It is the cover that sells the book. I first got suspicious when ''Literature/AbsalomAbsalom'' outsold ''Sanctuary''. How can this be? ''Absalom'' is almost unreadable. So I changed the covers. Put a sexy one on ''Sanctuary'' and a distinguished one on ''Absalom''. ''Sanctuary'' took off. It really was ''all'' in the presentation."
-->-- '''Creator/GoreVidal''' quoting the founder of Signet and Mentor paperbacks, ''Palimpsest''
6th Jan '14 9:44:54 PM Acalavidyaraja
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-->-- '''Maya Bohnhoff'''

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-->-- '''Maya Bohnhoff'''
Bohnhoff''' (unless it's '''MichaelFlynn''' or '''P. R. Frost''', both of whom have also been credited with it).
6th Oct '12 8:23:52 AM Micah
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->''There's a bimbo on the cover of my book''\\
''There's a bimbo on the cover of my book''\\
''She is blonde and she is sexy, she''\\
''[[CoversAlwaysLie Is nowhere in the text]], she''\\
''Is the bimbo on the cover of my book''
-->-- '''Maya Bohnhoff'''
27th Jul '12 8:07:00 AM FELH2
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-->--TerryPratchett, alt.fan.pratchett (some time in 1994 or earlier)

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-->--TerryPratchett, -->--Creator/TerryPratchett, alt.fan.pratchett (some time in 1994 or earlier)



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18th Apr '12 5:49:40 AM LadyMomus
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-->--'''Amber O'Malley''', ''{{Shortpacked}}''

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-->--'''Amber O'Malley''', ''{{Shortpacked}}''
''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}''
27th Jul '11 6:20:31 PM Sparkysharps
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->Whatâs with all the poor freaked-out horsies on romance novel covers? Is every day Throw A Rattlesnake in Front of Your Horse Day in Romancelandia?

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->Whatâs ->What's with all the poor freaked-out horsies on romance novel covers? Is every day Throw A Rattlesnake in Front of Your Horse Day in Romancelandia?


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->I think they're being a little optimistic. I think they're only gonna appeal to males age 18-35 who'll be willing to be seen in public carrying this.
-->--'''Amber O'Malley''', ''{{Shortpacked}}''
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