Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Some Cover Trends I don't like

Weekly event hosted @ The Broke and the Bookish

Cover Trends I Dislike

Real people on the cover

Why publishers, just why?

Headless or near headless people

I do actually quite like these covers, but where are the rest of their faces?

In your face!

I also don't like covers with big lips or ears and other such body parts all up in your face.

Mid series cover changes

Sometimes these changes are for the bettter...

and sometimes not.

 Gendered Covers

Generally, putting a girl on the cover (especially one with long, flowing locks) screams "this book is for girls", and regardless of the fact that the story within can be enjoyed by all genders, boys will stay away.

I know that's not ten but I can't think of any more and I know I could have done trends I like as well, but I pretty much like all covers as long as long there are no real people on them. Especially if they have nice art, illustration and some sexy typography.


  1. And, while we are at it, please stop with the one-word-titles. Just stop.

    Here's my list of things I like about book covers.

    1. Haha! To be honest they don't bother me so much.

  2. I usually dislike face and real people covers too. Headless can go either way. And mid-series cover redesigns are annoying, but if you are going to do it, go back and redesign the previous book(s) in BOTH formats! (I am still griping over my hardcover of ToG which doesn't match the others). Great list!

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

    1. All books in a series should match, it makes for a pretty bookshelf ;-)


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