I brought a silk plant, photos of my son and daughter-in- law, some of my dogs and yes...photos of my book covers. These were 4x6, arranged in a cluster atop my printer, which most of the time makes them behind me. The most risque thing in any of those covers is a bare man's torso.
I do not ask people to buy my books, I do not draw these covers to anyone's attention, I do not hand out business cards. The covers are merely "there" I am proud of my 5 books! Wouldn't you be? If I am asked if I wrote them, I say, yes, and that is it. Period. If I'm asked if that is my son, DIL, dog in the photo, I say, yes.
Yesterday I was asked to remove my cover photos because someone might think I was pedaling my wears or be offended. Of course, I complied. I love my job and want to keep it. Next week I'll bring home the plant, kids photos, and those of my dog. I don't want to take any chances!
BTW, I'm the receptionist, in case that matters.
Has this happened to you? Fair or not, what say you all?