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 is nowhere in the text, she Is the bimbo on the cover of my book
— Maya Bohnhoff (unless it's Michael Flynn or P. R. Frost, both of whom have also been credited with it).
"'The contents of a paperback book mean absolutely nothing. It is the cover that sells the book. I first got suspicious when Absalom, Absalom! 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.'"
— Gore Vidal quoting the founder of Signet and Mentor paperbacks, Palimpsest
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?