"This trend is sometimes used as decoration or redaction. Other times, it brings new information to the cover.
Okay, we’re cheating a little with this one. SparkPress doesn’t have any books with a cross-out—but our sister press, She Writes Press, which uses the same team of designers, does.
The cover for Things Unsaid by Diana Y. Paul crosses out the “Un.” Not quite redacting, since the title doesn’t change, it instead tells us that during the course of the novel, the things that have been unsaid for decades will finally come out."
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