“In response to this concern, and in support of the author’s vision for the novel, Bloomsbury has decided to re-jacket the hardcover edition with a new look in time for its publication in October. It is our hope that the important discussions about race and its representation in teen literature continue. As the publisher of Liar, we also hope that nothing further distracts from the quality of the author’s nuanced and accomplished story, and that a new cover will allow this novel’s many advocates to celebrate its U.S. publication without reservation.”
I think this is the right decision, so good for them, and good for everyone pushing for them to do the right thing. I'll be so curious to see what the new cover looks like.
Update: looks like they have a new cover image up on PW now! Wow!