It is common for big brand authors to have their cover designs ripped off by lesser writers who hope to dupe the public and clothe themselves in the glory of their more successful competitors.
Jodi Picoult has a very strong and distinctive cover look which is regularly copied but we believe that this example is simply taking the piss.
It’s one thing to copy Jodi’s general look…
It another to also copy the poster style headline that Jodi uses…
It’s a little bit naughty also to play on the Jodi Picoult phrase “What would you do?” but we can just about forgive this…
However, to top it all off with a quote from Jodi herself, complimenting the novel, is a step too far.
It’s incredible but the publisher has had the audacity to make this Picoult forgery so real that they have even found a way of getting her name onto the front cover too.
(And in so doing, using Jodi Picoult’s very own words against her)
This is possibly the worst example of rip-off publishing we have come across.
We hate it.