If Erik goes in the direction of nudity than so be it. but I think it would limit a younger audience from picking up the book and while I do not have numbers to prove otherwise, cutting off accessibility to a potential audience is never good.
It's not likely to change things at all. People buy what they buy. The book already has an M/Mature rating--it's had it for quite some time, to no ill-effect as far as I can tell. And there's no real way of comparing one way to another. It seems silly to say keep it covered for the POTENTIAL of a new reader discovering it when so few copies actually sit on the racks, unclaimed.
And, really, a million things push and pull readers. A pro-Obama cover attracts and repels readers. A Trump cover would do the same. Do I never stick my neck out ever for risk of offending readers? How safe do I need to play it?
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