Welcome, welcome to Bookish Banter! This is a weekly blog post where I talk about bookish topics with Elizabeth of Redhead Reader and Ellen of Pottermorebooks!
This week's discussion is...
How do you feel when a publisher changes the covers of books in a series after the first book?
I feel like Mondays have been more like Rant-days for Becca lately, because the past few topics for Bookish Banter have been quite rant-y, including this one.
I HATE WHEN PUBLISHERS DO THIS.
Actually, no. I don't hate it. I seriously loathe when publishers change covers after the first book. It is the bane of my existence.
Why, oh, why Publishers? Why do you put this kind of stress on me?
I just want all of my pretty babies to match perfectly on my shelves. I usually pre-order every single book that I buy, so when the paperback comes out about a year later, and the cover is completely different? UGH. It just goes all over me.
It used to not bother me until I amassed a shit ton of books, and now I look at my shelves and grit my teeth. One of the cover changes that just irks me like crazy is that of the Shatter Me series. Of course, I bought the original copy of Shatter Me, and although, I really do not like it at all (I LOVE THE NEW ONES), it drives me nuts to see it sitting next to my copies of Unravel Me and Ignite Me, because they look nothing alike whatsoever, and it is so hard for me to go and spend the extra money that I have to spend on books to go buy a book that I already have just so it will match my other copies. I cannot bring myself to do it, because that money? Yeah, I would totes rather spend it on a book that I haven't already read yet. I want to spread the book buying love to all the authors, and besides at this point, I would have a ton of re-buying to do just so all of my series covers would matchy match.
I truly understand why publishers do this. Sometimes, they recreate the covers, and they are so much better than the originals, but then other times? Yeah, not so much. That makes me mad too.
Basically, cover changes make me go all she-hulk.
What about YOU?
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