11 Jul 2011

Do you like when a cover changes when it is released on paperback?


I'm a paperback girl at heart. That is not to say that I won't pick up a hard back book once in a while but my true love is the paperback being easy to hold and turn the pages and does not take up too much room on my ever filling bookshelves.

Every year, there are always books I am eagerly anticipating, whether they are from authors that I know bring out books each year or from new authors from which I have heard a lot of great stuff about their work so far. To come out first is the hardback with its beautiful cover and different aspects to enjoy about it. Sometimes I can be tempted to purchase the hardback but only usually if I am absolutely desperate to read the book that very instant. Most of the time, however, I tend to wait for the paperback version to come out, which can take months. It does not always happen but when the paperback version comes out, it has a completely different cover from the hardback, sometimes its better and sometimes it's not as good as the hard back.

There's also the other subject of the change in covers from paperback versions. A classic example of this would be I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore. I don't think I can count how many cover versions of that book I have seen. I don't think they can make up their minds about what cover they want to use! I just hope that when they bring out the second book in the series, it has the same cover as the one I purchased. It's pot luck, I guess!

So, I was just wondering if any of you guys had any feelings about the topic? I would love to hear what you guys thing….

Best wishes


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