The Washington Times - June 9, 2011, 04:30PM

Ann Coulter has Matthew Drudge to thank for the sleek aesthetics of her newest book, “Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America,” released Tuesday.

Unlike her last six books, which feature photographs of Miss Coulter on the cover, “Demonic”[EnSpace]boasts an all-black cover with the title in red and her name in white.


“I sent a few choices of the cover to Drudge, and we were way past deadline, and I had sent him my computer copies of the book because I think he’ll like it, and he just started hysterically calling me, and all he wanted to tell me was ‘No! You need an all-black cover. No picture of you on the cover. Your name and the name of the book,’“ Miss Coulter said in an interview in the Daily Caller’s Washington office last week. “And I said, I actually kind of like that.”

Typically, Miss Coulter has been pictured on the cover because her publishers think they “can sell 5 percent more books because people have seen me on TV and say ‘Oh, I’ve seen her, here, I think I’ll get this book,’[ThSp]“ Miss Coulter said.

But because her titles are “heavily laden with invective,” this has been a tricky decision in the past because it’s “always kind of weird having my smiling face slandered,” she said. “Demonic”[EnSpace]was even trickier than normal.

Miss Coulter wasn’t sure if her publishers would go for this departure from the norm regarding her covers. “But I made the argument, and everybody loved it, so thank you, Matt Drudge,” she said.

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