Previewing the ‘Joe the Plumber’ Book Cover


Politics aside, there’s one name/phrase we hope to never have to hear or talk about ever again (which will hopefully be the case after this post). That, of course, being “Joe the Plumber,” the absurd moniker of one Joe Wurzelbacher, who is a plumber. As you may have heard during the battle for the White House, Joe was busy trying to stretch out his temporary fame by writing a book. Now that book is available for pre-order and it has a cover that is truly a sight to behold. Do you like your type set in two colors, a slight red glow behind the white? And the author’s name set so large that it barely fits? Then we have learned two things: a) this is the book for you and b) this is clearly not the work of a designer at say, Penguin or Random House. No, it’s the second ever release from PearlGate Publishing. Though who knows? Maybe the future covers will be better, as Joe wants to get his and his co-author’s words out there, so he’s planning to go with a bunch of publishers:

“I am not going to a conglomerate that way we actually can get the economy jump started. Like there is five publishing companies in Michigan. There’s a couple down in Texas. They are small ones that can handle like 10 or 15,000 copies. I can go to a big one that could handle a million or two. But they don’t need the help. They are already rich. So that’s spreading the wealth to me,” he said.