The Computer Nut
I know there are lots of Betsy Byars fans out there. If Byars is still a hit with the kids, by all means carry on. My gripe is the cover art. It just looks dated. Featuring technology on the cover can usually age books faster than anything else. Take a look at this one. Or how about this book.
Cover art does matter. There is no point having the greatest book if it has a lousy cover. I know someone will tell me not to judge a book by its cover. My answer is too bad. Good cover can make a difference in getting people to at least take a look. In the 1980s I think the kids would have taken a look and kept reading. In 2019, probably not so much.