I and others have blathered on for ages about how ridiculous this obsession with image is in publishing today.
Now, it seems, they are even giving the greats make-overs!
Jane Austen has a book coming out… well a previously unpublished memoir, (not my cuppa) edited by a relative.
But the publishers deemed Austen’s traditional portrait painted by her sister, ‘too ugly’ for the cover, so they have given her a complete make-over, including… wait for it… make-up and hair extensions.
Full story HERE courtesy of the BBC
Question: If you are still alive, will a make-over make you a better writer?