It has a cool new cover. And I have to say, I was a bit surprised by that when first told it would be reprinting in paperback. I was in love with my original hardcover art. In a world where readers often do judge a book by its cover, I felt the original cover helped Blind Spot jump off the shelf. It was ‘eye-catching’ – pun intended!
|Original hardcover art|
Well I got over that as soon as I saw the cool new bookmarks Amber at Me, My Shelf and I designed for me :) but it did get me thinking about what other authors have done when new editions were printed with new covers -- so many classic novels have had numerous cover changes over the years. So....for fun I thought I would post some of my favorite books and the different covers they have sported.
Nancy Drew mysteries have spanned decades and have needed updating from time to time. Here are two popular covers for The Clue in the Diary. I believe the one on the left is the original.
And how about The Giver by Lois Lowry? This left cover is the one I will forever identify with the book:
But the cover on the right I have seen often in classrooms and bookstores. It looks like a totally different book, doesn't it?
What are some of your favorite cover changes? Share them in the comments! :)
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