Friday, April 13, 2012

Book Covers for Guys

I'm getting tired of seeing book covers in other countries that are neater than the ones we have in America.  Especially since I'm a guy and need a discreet cover that's not too girly sometimes. So I'm fixing them. One by one.

I like this (the UK cover):


I hate this (the American cover):


So I fixed it (the guy cover):

18 comments:

  1. hahaha I actually prefer UK book covers to US covers. They're just... better? :)

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  2. Thanks everyone! I'm considering making this a weekly feature.

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  3. I generally prefer UK covers to the US! I know it's because of different audiences and whatnot but I guess that means US mass audiences don't have taste, sigh. Anyway, love your guy cover! Would definitely pick that up.

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    1. I agree. The UK covers are better artistically...it's like they actually TRY to find people who care about the covers and the job they have to accomplish sales. Because let's face it a number of us pick up books based on what we see first and read second.

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  4. Ha! Love this feature!

    I much prefer the UK cover for this book, for sure. This publisher markets Oliver's books for a crossover audience so the covers tend to be a little less typically YA than you would usually see (i.e They don't just stick a pretty girl on the cover as happens with a lot of YA)

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    1. It makes me wonder what the heck is going on over there.

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  5. Your cover rocks! That is all! Pandas FTW!

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  6. Hahaha, I love your cover for this! New to your blog and I just LOVE the title of it! Looking forward to more of your posts,

    Stephanie @ Stepping Out of the Page

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  7. LOL Oh my gosh you need to make this a new feature! I love it!

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