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Thursday, 26 January 2012

Judging a Book by its Cover: Different Book Covers in Different Countries

We have already ascertained that I love book covers, but what I find fascinating is how the covers that I am so familiar with look completely different in another region. I'm not quite sure which covers belong to which region (I only know some) but the first image of each book are the ones that I am familiar with. 


The Opposite House 

On Black Sisters' Street

The Famished Road

Black Mamba Boy

 
Tiny Sunbirds Far Away (Nigeria, UK 2011, UK 2012, USA) 

         
I Do Not Come To You By Chance 

 
Ancestor Stones

 
 Half Blood Blues



3 comments:

  1. Okay, I know I love covers too but I didn't realize how much influence they really had on my decision to purchase until this post.

    I initially scrolled through and a few caught my eye to do more research on while I completely ignored the others. Once I looked closer, I realized that there are only 8 books listed here!

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  2. I know. It's very interesting how a book I might purchase in one part of the world based on the cover, I might ignore in another place. It really does show how important covers are in the marketing of a book.

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  3. I'm so jealous of some of those beautiful covers, especially when it's not the cover available for me to buy so I'm stuck with one that I find less beautiful! Covers really are important, this really goes to show doesn't it?! Thanks for putting this together :)

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