50 Interesting Links On Book Covers

1. Striking A Pose – Women And Fantasy Covers, from Jim C. Hines

2. Suzanne Dean: The Secret To A Good Book Cover from The Telegraph

3. 10 Alternative Book Covers and Film Posters from TQS Magazine

4. In the 1800s, binding a book with your own dead skin made a lovely gift, from io9

5. Book Covers: Are they important in the digital age, from Jody Hedlund

6. Judging Books by Their Covers: U.S. Vs. U.K., from The Millions

6. Should eBook Covers Follow Different Guidelines? Seth Godin’s Poke The Box includes no words, for example.

7. Can you pick these books by their (wordless) covers? from Book Riot

8. How to make a Kindle cover out of a vintage hardcover book that you don’t want anymore:

9. What’s In A Cover? Albert Whitman & Co explain a little about what goes into designing a book cover.

10. Terrific Selection Of Book Covers From 1960s Korea, from Lost At E Minor

11. Riveting! The Quandary Of The Book Blurb, from The NYT, in which we consider if books really need the blurb anymore. I know that if I pay any notice to blurbs at all it’s entirely subconscious. Which is as good a marketing tactic as any, I suppose.

12. Thoughts on book covers from a librarian from Novel Publicity and Co.

13. Pretty soon, you might not be able to judge a book by its cover, from Jezebel

14. The First Edition Covers of 25 Classic Books from Flavorwire

15. What You Should Know About Book Covers That Your Publisher May Not Know from Marketing Tips

16. Inspiring Book Cover Designs from Veerle

17. Does this really happen?

18. Some of the best Mad Magazine covers from Flavorwire

19. Designers On Their Favourite Book Covers of 2012 from NYT

20. Book Cover Trends That Should Die Before 2013, according to Book Riot

21. 25 Best Book Jackets of 2012, picked by Book Page

22. You CAN Tell An eBook By Its Cover from KillZone

23. How Science Fiction Book Covers Moved From Cheese to High Art… and Back Again from io9

24. Apparently ‘chick-lit’ covers shift lots of chick-lit books, so in a desperate attempt to sell more classics, it looks to me like publishers are getting their cover designers to put chick-lit covers on every darn thing with a girl in. The 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar is particularly unrepresentative and borderline offensive given the subject matter. Fortunately for us, there are now plenty of people creating parodies. As Reel Girl points out, this chick-litification happening all the time to reissues of classics featuring female protagonists. Do publishers think girls only want to read books with cartoony, colorful covers? Do they realise they’re alienating pretty much all young men as readers, and a lot of women too?

25. Deadpool ruins classic works of literature, one book cover at a time from io9

26. Quite Possibly The Weirdest Book Covers Since the Invention of Paper, also from io9

27. Inherently funny books, a collection from the Inherently Funny Website

28. How To Make A Book Cover From Public Domain Images from Galley Cat

29. Coverflip: Maureen Johnson Calls For An End To Gendered Book Covers With An Amazing Challenge (IMAGES) from Huffington

30. Hack The Book Cover by Craig Mod

31. Composition Lessons: Learning About Your Own Book From Other People’s Paintings from The Millions

32. ‘Drop cap’ style covers for Penguin Classics from Creative Bloq

33. The First Edition Covers of 25 Classic Books from Flavorwire

34. Book Cover Clones: Why Do So Many Recent Novels Look Alike? from The Atlantic

35. Bringing Back Pulp Fiction Cover Design from Momentum

36. Book Cover Design at Adazing

37. Great Book Cover Design, a Pinterest board

38. 10 Crazy And Unusual Book Designs from Flavorwire

39. Cover Browser

40. Book cover designs by Christopher Brand from Designer Daily

41. Free Customized ‘Go Away, I’m Reading’ Book Covers from Galley Cat

42. Redesigning the cover of Lolita from Reading By Eugene

43. Between The Covers blog

44. Selling Books by Their Gilded Covers from The NYT explains how the eBook revolution might be leading to nicer book covers

45. The Book Covers of Mark Ecob

46. Book Covers: Before and After from NYT

47. The Five Book Covers You’ll See In Airport Bookstores This Summer from The Toast

48. The Color of Imagination: Interview with a Cover Artist from Writer Unboxed

49. Judging the Covers 2: Chris Womersley, Kalinda Ashton, The Slap from Wheeler Center

50. Are Book Covers Different for Female and Male Authors? from Flavorwire

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