Cover Switch Up: Which do you like better?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Beloved author, Barbara Delinsky, often writes about publishing issues on her blog. She recently wrote about finding out that her upcoming book, Not My Daughter, set to be released on January 5, 2010, now has a new cover. The test run found that the first cover wasn't that popular. I, personally, prefer the first cover, though the second one is nice too. Here they are. What do you think?


13 comments:

Trisha said...

Not having read the book, it's hard to say which cover is more appropriate; but the first suggests isolation while the second implies togetherness and support. Plus the anonymity of the characters on the second cover offer readers the chance to create their own faces, and perhaps to relate to the characters better.

The first cover is more artful, more meaningful, and less cliched though.

Jennifer said...

I'm not sure what the book is about, but at first glance, I do like the second one. I agree with Trisha's comments about the covers.

Melissa said...

I prefer the first, original cover. I wonder what makes them decide to change covers?

Andrea said...

They both give completely different meanings to the book. Both are nice though.

sumanam said...

I don't know what the book is about, so kind of hard to decide which cover is appropriate, the second one to me seems eye catching, and the first one because of the closeup it kind of dictates that the story is about that particular girl...

Lisa said...

My book club taked to Delinsky some months ago so I know that the book has to do with teen pregnancy. That being said, I like the first cover.

Laughing Stars said...

I'm more drawn to the second cover, though I agree with Trisha that the first one is less cliched.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, I'm anxious to read this one! For the same reasons Trisha listed, I prefer the second cover.

BTW, Jenna, I've started a new blog called Moonbeams and Rainbows, where I will have lots of fairytale and Disney stuff, and where I'll be documenting my participation in your Alice in Wonderland Challenge.

http://moonbeams-rainbows.blogspot.com

Not that I need another blog!!

Jenny said...

Trisha -- I definitely agree with you about the reasons. I never looked at the first cover that closely and always thought the background was the halls at school or something. I see how the second one definitely reflects more support, but I feel like it's so cliche too.

Jennifer -- I do like them both but I guess the first one is just different and the second is typical to me.

Melissa -- I guess they had a test group or something like that and they didn't care for the cover. The only thing I can think of is either the girl was too isolated and alone on the first one and/or they were offended at a picture of a pregnant teenager? Who knows?? I wonder if we can still get a copy with the first cover...

Andrea -- I agree to both comments!

Sumanam -- Yeah, that's true. It's about some girls in school who get pregnant (idea came from the girls who made the "pregnancy pact" at their school). I believe the girl on the cover was supposed to be the daughter of the school's principal and she also happens to be pregnant.

Lisa -- I wish I had a book club so I could talk to her and other authors!! That must have been fun!

Laughing Stars -- I think that might be why I liked the first one better... not so cliche.

Laurel -- Yay! I just went over to follow. =)

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Thanks for joining my new blog, Jenny! Sorry, earlier, when I commented, I called you Jenna!

Jenny said...

No worries, Laurel! Everyone does that!

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

I haven't read this one, but I like I like the first cover better.

MaryinVT said...

The book is about teen pregnancy and the first one shows 3 friends in the back, maybe by the water. The girl pregnant has an uncertain look to her face. Maybe she got pregnant by peer pressure. I don't know. But the color is eyecatching and not blah. Therefore I would buy that one first over the second cover. YES, I do like the first cover 100%. Mary in Vermont

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