Publishers Weekly snared in PR debacle over afro picks on its cover

The trade publication Publishers Weekly created a Twittersphere stir Monday when it posted the cover of its latest issue — pictured here — which features an African-American sporting dozens of afro picks. This week’s edition is the publication’s annual issue dedicated to African-American publishing. Get it, book picks and afro picks? Critics of the cover celebrated the image and some blasted its inclusion on Publishers Weekly . “This could’ve flown as a GREAT cover,&#82…

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