When I was asked to do this project by my publisher it was only because another, more famous hacker had dropped out of the project.
The original proposal contained this mock-up of the front cover. In the end the title "Hacker's Bible" wasn't used as it was felt the American market would object to the use of the word "Bible".
They didn't bother changing much when I came on board the project - as you can see, the cover for the 1st edition of "Hacker's Handbook" looks very similar.
Strangely enough Amazon still have a copy of the original cover on their website. I haven't tried buying a copy though!