Hey guys! Happy holidays. Today I'm going to talk about something that is a bit of a bookish pet peeve for me.
Before I get into this, I'd just like to say these are my opinions. I am in no way saying that you should have these opinions or that mine are correct. This is simply a post open to discussion, and you're free to share your opinions as well. :) I love hearing them!
As you can tell by the title, today I'm going to be talking about cover redesigns. I have seriously mixed feelings about this. There are cover redesigns that I love, and cover redesigns that I hate. I'm going to give you guys some examples in a minute, but for now I'd just like to talk about them.
Part of me wishes they could just get the cover right the first time, but I know that's not always possible. Still, there has to be a way to tell if it's going to appeal to readers. I will say, I totally judge a book by its cover. I can't help it. Even if a book is terrible, I'll probably buy it if it has a good cover just so I can drool over it. Then again, if a cover really is terrible, by all means change it!
Here are some cover redesigns that I either like or dislike...
I loved the first cover. It was so different and unique. Needless to say, I just got this book for Christmas and I'm happy I received the original.
I love the new cover! It's so much better. There's something about the first cover that I just don't like.
Definitely the first cover.
*cringes* I adored the first cover! It's so cool. But the new one is too...modern. It sort of looks like they're trying too hard.
What about you? Any thoughts on cover redesigns? Are there any recent ones you really like?
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