I'm not a great one for highlighting book covers, I appreciate it ia a subjective thing. However, I was a designer (of sorts) in my previous incarnation as an advertising man, back in the UK. I was the one who was there to take all the emotion out of a problem and solve it as … Continue reading Book covers: What's wrong with this picture?
Same but different
Me? On the back of a real book and all?! Well, I never did!
Then this arrived today. Not what I was expecting. Yes, I was expecting my hardback of The Bone Tree by Greg Iles to arrive, but I didn't expect this. I was fairly sure I'd ordered the UK version from The Book Depository, as it looked (that's it on the left), though in hardback, very similar to … Continue reading Well, erm…blimey, yeah : The Bone Tree then…
I thought, after this post the other day, I'd also have a look at some books where their cover changed dramatically, between hardback and paperback versions. And make some completely uninformed speculation as to why that may be. First up is Giles Kristian's God of Vengeance. On the left, is the hardback version, the right … Continue reading Meet the new god, not the same as the old god
Now that's embarrassing. Fortunately for Ben Kane and Harry Sidebottom, one is a paperback, the other hardback and so, hardly likely to be seen on the same shop book shelf at the same time. But still... Harry Sidebottom's paperback is out from Harper Collins as of now, but Ben's hardback is first released by Preface Publishing … Continue reading Whoops!