The Art of Packaging: Saber Books
There were a ton of paperback publishers in the 50’s and 60’s, all specializing in a specific genre. Saber Books’ particular field was cheatin’ wives and wanton women. Briefly closed down on obscenity charges in 1963 for publishing the title “Sex Life of a Cop” – (the publisher was sentenced to 25 years in the pen). Overturned on appeal, Saber went on to publish a total of 300 titles, all just as sleazy as you’d imagine, with titles like ‘The Tricked and the Wicked’, ‘Sex Dreamer’, ‘Immorality in 3 Dimensions’ and ‘Turbulent Daughters’. All covers seemed to share a scantily clad woman, a dumb looking sex-starved guy and a hilarious poorly written tagline or mini-synopsis, i.e. “Fran’s filmy attire made it necessary for her to remain behind the door until I had entered and she had closed it, secluding us snugly for the night” – from ‘The Women They Were Willing’.