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New Book Covers

Mr. Meyer says that they are re-releasing the paperback books with new covers:




To quote Mr. Meyer directly (original post is here):

"Anyway, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, our publishers have, in their wisdom, decided to re-issue the paperbacks (a good thing), with new covers for all.
I am going to post all the ones I have seen so far here for your comments and discussion. If any of the mods think it should go elsewhere, then put it there.
Remember, those of us here at Faber Shipping have absolutely no input into these things... it's all Marketing and Sales.
We are withholding comment. What do you think?"











What do you guys think?
As I said on the boards, I think they're kind of cool, even if the tattoo is in the wrong place. They're not ideal, but they're not completely horrible either. I will always like the original covers best, but I feel like these may attract new readers. That can never hurt, right?

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chilledpurple
Mar. 15th, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
Definetely like the old covers better. These new ones remind me of all the new vampire novels coming out...though, that's what could bring in new readers. Will he still be printing books with the older covers?
reallyally
Mar. 15th, 2010 01:43 am (UTC)
I think so. The newest book, The Wake of the Lorelei Lee, has a drawn cover like the other books. I don't know if they'll be doing it for forthcoming books, though. I'll ask Mr. Meyer, but he said that he really doesn't have any input in what the cover looks like, so I doubt he will know.
inulovinkit
Mar. 15th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)
Meh, I like the traditional covers better. They seem more "Jacky" too me than these new ones.
stolenpostit
Mar. 15th, 2010 02:15 am (UTC)
Old >> New

I hate it when they use models for book covers. It seems wrong somehow.
hms_surrender
Mar. 15th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC)
Throw in a shirtless man and you've got yourself a romance novel cover.

Definitely like the old covers, they even look more period, being painted and all.


Although, is that the Surprise I spy in the corner of the first one?
captaintish
Mar. 15th, 2010 04:39 am (UTC)
They're okay. I prefer the originals, but these are not bad. I'll probably buy the first couple, because they're the only two I don't own right now. Unless of course, the originals are still for sale on Amazon...

But it's good that they're rereleasing new books -- they must be still doing pretty well in sale. And of course, like the OP said, attracting new readers is always a good thing!
theoceansblue
Mar. 26th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC)
I think they're great because they WILL attract new readers! :3
Plus they're semi-sexy, which sells.

Of course, I love the old covers better, but these are just fine!
(Anonymous)
Apr. 26th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)
BLOODY JACK
*Taking deep breath*

I actually like the new covers better. Everybody likes the 'teeny bopper kinda look' so a pure pile of people will read 'em. Hopefully. Wierd as it is, I really hate the original covers. Love there contents, though. Just finished Missisipi Jack, and My Bonny LIght Horseman won't get her 'till June. So RAGE.com ( /pissed of.co.uk). Army of SAd faces to emphassis my sorrow. :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( :-(( ;-((
(Anonymous)
Jun. 4th, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
they're not that bad but I really don't like CotBT it seems to modern and it's not even the same person!
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