Sales reps came back to Counterpoint saying the cover in conjunction with the title made them think my book included “young boy suicide.” Not good.
People questioned if that could affect sales.
So Adriann Ranta, Charlie Winton, Laura Mazer, and I sat around in Mazer’s office and thought of other ideas. And it came back to the Smoking Pic that I always wanted in the first place (real, including Coop and my mom, so naturally thematic).
The designer went back to work, and we have a new cover: