Would you look at that. This is my 200th top ten tuesday post on the blog. Can you imagine I stuck with you guys for all that bloody time? Yeah me neither. *wink*
So today’s top ten tuesday prompt (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is cover redesigns you loved or hated.
Between Hardcovers and Paperbacks
Sometimes books get a different cover for the paperback release than what the hardcover had. This is not a matter of uk or us publisher. This is from one publisher who decides to market the paperback a different cover might be in order. I find that very interesting to see always. I guess that is also a redesign though only for the pb.
While I like the paperback image in itself I think the orangy kickass Genie Lo on the hardcover just says so much more about the book.
This is a very different approach again. From person on the hardcover on the cover to a more delicate image on the paperback. I like the paperback cover but I do think that for representation matters (as the mc is latinx and it shows the culture the book has) I prefer the hardcover.
And here we have some of my favorite covers. I love the hardcovers for these Naomi Novik books. The paperbacks are more simplistic. And I’d really like them but they just can’t hold a light to the hardcover covers for me.
Some books and series just get many cover changes. Either the series is long and they think it needs to be rebranded every few books, the book is already old and being rereleased OR the author is rather well known.
The Wee Free Men and the whole Tiffany Aching series has had so many covers. And they are all so different. I like the second corgi cover the least. But I like both the first corgi and first harper collins covers. They seem to fit so nicely with the books, showing the wee free men. The red cover is one that was published when The Shepherd’s Crown came out after Pratchett’s death.
These cover redesigns are probably the most complained about and I 100% understand that. A series does not need a cover change with each new book that comes out. I quite liked the first one there and I think the second is okay though the font there isn’t too great. But that last one, ew.
The Bone Season has had some cover changes too. The second one is the change for the paperback cover for instance and then when Song Rising came out we got the white covers. I think the original covers were better to be honest but I can live with the white covers.
These are some of the Dutch covers from one publisher for The Letter to the King. I quite honestly like the first cover of 1995 the best. But to be honest this book has had so many different covers since it was originally released in the sixties.
The What Were They Thinking?
I quite honestly can’t with these. ._.