Saturday, February 2, 2013

Book Girls Don't Cry... They Vent! (1) Mid-series Cover Changes


Welcome to Book Girls Don't Cry... They Vent! This is a weekly meme that I am doing with Jenni @ Alluring Reads and Giselle @ Xpresso Reads. Each week we will have a different topic that we discuss or rant about in either a vlog or regular blog post. If you want to suggest a topic or see past posts, there is a form in the Book Girls Don't Cry... They Vent! page which you can find in the tabs above!

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This weeks posts from the other BGDC girls:
 
 
This week we talk about cover changes mid series!! Ugh! Doesn't that drive you crazy?!!
 
 

So yeah, I totally said that I was going to put the covers in the post since I didn't use them in the vlog, but I am too lazy to do it now. Blogger was being a pain in the butt and now that it's working somewhat okay for me, I don't feel like doing it anymore. 

So do cover changes bother you? Let me know in the comments. If you haven't already, don't forget to check out Jenni and Giselle's posts too!!

31 comments:

  1. I totally forgot about The Alchemy of Forever, but you're right...the original cover was GORGEOUS. And Shatter Me too...I don't understand how the new eye covers relate to the books at all.

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  2. Yes, I loved Alchemy of Forever!! I'm glad that I have the original because I like it better. And Shatter Me!! Don't get me wrong, the new covers are gorgeous, but I feel the original fit the story and the new one doesn't.

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  3. I like the cover change for Shatter Me, but I get where you're coming from. It's still unbelievably gorgeous to look at. Across the Universe.. Ugh. I have yet to find a person who thinks the change is good. Everyone dislikes the new covers. Yuck!! One cover change that I do love is Obsidian by JLA. It's way better than the original one and I'm glad that they changed it before the series got big and they did it with only the first book not before the last book comes out. Yay for that one!

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

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    1. Yes, I do like the Obsidian cover change and am super glad that it was after the first book since it's a 5 book series. The new cover is awesome. I have a signed original one though that I will cherish forever since they are impossible to find. (especially signed!!) Across the Universe really is a horrible cover change. The originals were so pretty!! And seriously, on the last book too!! Now I won't buy the book just because. I will get it from the library or something.

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  4. LOL. The Across the Universe covers seem to be the ones who riled up the most people. And I was told it wasn't the first time that book got a cover change either I guess it was the 3rd!!! Ooh Alchemy of Forever! I totally forgot about that one!I loved the first book and its cover so booo to cover changes! I LOVE the new Shatter Me covers too, but WHY AN EYE? It doesn't match the story I don't get it either! I don't understand the change for Tempest. The new ones are brighter and stuff but it's not even THAT different so what, do they expect it to affect sales at all? O_o

    LOL. Black heart is book 3. I didn't know there was going to be a 4th! I only read the first but it's really good. If you like Audiobooks which I know you do, THOSE ARE AWESOME on audio! Jesse Eisenberg, dude! He's epic!

    BAHAHAHAHA Jell-O!!!

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    1. OMG Shatter Me with the EYE!! It's pretty, really, but why?!! It just doesn't fit the story.
      Haha!! Yeah, I read the first 2 books in the Curse Workers series. White Cat and Red Glove. I have Back Heart, but haven't gotten to it. There is a book #4 up on GR!!

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  5. I feel like I'm the only person who actually likes the new Across the Universe covers as opposed to the old ones. Until a few months ago, I thought the cover for Across the Universe was of an embryo or something, and the second one just is weird to me. Oh look, we're in an orb in space touching space woooo! The new covers apparently fit well with the actual stories, and I kinda like them. And I like the new Alchemy of Forever covers, too, but they're so cliche! I really liked the old cover. *sigh* I love the new Shatter Me covers - the original covers were so cliche and girl-in-a-dress-y. I agree that eyes are overdone, but SO PRETTY. I love the new covers for the Tempest series, particularly Vortex, and I LOVE the new covers for the Curse Workers series. They're so artistic and original! Love them. And I didn't realized the Obsidian series underwent a cover change. And I agree about Born Wicked - the first cover was so gorgeous. In a weird way, I *do* like the new cover - I think it's the background/moon, but the first cover was much better. LOL, I hope you enjoyed your jello and tea! Awesome vlog, hon!

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    1. Haha!!! My jello and tea were awesome!! I don't think I would hate the Across the Universe covers as much if I hadn't bought the first two in HC and then they changed. I do agree that the Shatter Me cover was cliche with the girl in the dress, but the shatter effect was cool and fit the book. The eye is gorgeous, but I just don't get it!! Thanks for joining the discussion. I love everyone's thoughts on this!!

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  6. Cover changes do drive me nuts, if they're bad. LOL If they're good, then I can forgive it.

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    1. I just hate it when I have bought the books previous and then they change them! I like to have them matching.

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  7. I don't like it at all. I really dislike it when the change covers midseries. I but them to look pretty on my shelf and when one changes it all looks off! UGH!

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    1. Yes!! I have started not buying any physical books in a series until it's done unless I am going to a signing or something.

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  8. OMG Across the Universe is definitely the worst offender for me too! I also heard that they changed the covers t appeal to boys but I mean COME ON! The first ones were just GORGEOUS ♥ They should at least offer to sell the original book jackets online somewhere for like $2-$3 or something. The Alchemy of Forever I'd forgotten about but I agree with you. And I haven't read Shatter Me but I still think the original cover fits the feel of the book best. Not her pouffy dress or anything, but the look in her eye, the white coloring & the shattering effect all really fit the tone. I guess also, because of small part of me gets creeped out by a random one eye HAHA >.< though the artwork is beautiful I'll admit. But yeah, generally speaking mid-series cover changes are lame! Great first edition of BGDC...TV Amy ♥

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    1. Thanks Micheline!! I would totally pay a few dollars for the book jacket to match the rest of the series when covers change before the last book or something. The eye is a little creepy isn't it. Still really pretty though.

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  9. UGH THAT IS SOOO ANNOYING!!! Im definitely pissed about Shatter Me, because like you, I kind of think it fits the story better than the "eye"... Born Wicked is also a LOVELY cover! My sister Juhina actually owns the hardback, but now.. i dont think she'll even buy the second one because it won't match anymore! Loved you video Amy! Will be looking forward to your other ones!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

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    1. I only have Born Wicked in my nook, and now I am glad. Though I do wish I had that pretty original cover. Shatter Me is pretty now, but I really don't get the eye!! Thanks for watching Farah, I hope that people continue to enjoy this. We are having fun doing it and plan to keep with it for a long time!!

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  10. Don't choke yourself! lol

    This issue angers me like no other. I refuse to Unravel Me b/c I hate the new freaking covers! And it totally pisses me off that we spend hard-earned $$ to buy theses books, then they change. I don't have a lot of disposable income to just go out and replace books. I didn't even know they changed The Alchemy of Forever.

    I think the only solution is dust jackets. But I honestly don't think they'll do that.

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  11. Yayyy! It's starting! Hahaha! I totally do the Um thing too!

    It always feels like you should have a book to hold up, hey? LOL

    Hmm I've never seen these first ones... Oh no you know what, I think a winner of one of my giveaways picked this and she was ver specific about what cover I get her.

    Across the Universe should have never been changed! They were so damn pretty before. I haven't read them either, but still! I agree, with those ones it would definitely suck to own the original covers a get stuck with the new Shades of Earth, it would just look wrong.

    I totally agree that they should send out dust jackets to match fans covers.

    I totally forgot about Alchemy of Forever! I want to read that one so bad, and I loved the original cover a lot. I agree the new one is nice too but the old one is much better.

    I love that you admit that you probably won't put the covers and then you didn't! YES!

    I really like the new Shatter Me covers, that girls dress on the original one is terrible! This is coming from someone who hasn't read the books though.

    I love the brightness of the new covers for the Tempest series, I like colors that POP! But I totally see what you are saying about it being more sci fi.

    HAHA I love how rambley you are!

    I used to really like the Obsidian covers but I am really sick of those two people.

    YES BORN WICKED SHOULD HAVE NEVER CHANGED! Christina said on mine that if they made it into a movie the PB cover would make a good movie poster and I think that's a really good point.

    I know the feeling, my post is always epic in my head and then when I make it I'm like, well that sucked LOL

    JELLO!

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    1. OMG I love this comment. I totally need to watch the vlog again while reading your comment and it will be even more awesome. You rock so hard!!

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  12. Cover changes didn't really bother me before, but then they became such a frequent thing with publishers that it started to really bother me. Even if they did decide to change them, I wish they would just publish them to match the original covers as well. I completely agree with you on the Across the Universe series. I loved those covers and then they changed it to those ugly ones. I was pretty upset about that one! I do agree that Shatter Me has changed for the good though! I love the neww covers a lot better than the old one. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Amy! Definitely watching forward to watch you 3 epic girls vent! :D

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  13. Great vlog Amy! I hate book cover changes because I'm pretty crazy about the covers matching on my shelf. The worst one definitely had to be Across the Universe series. I have a different cover for all three of those books. Some time I don't mind the cover changes when the new cover is better. Also if it's a case like The Immortal Rules. I like the new Shatter Me cover but I just wish they would publish it in a hardcover.

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  14. I totally get crazy about cover changes mid series. I like matching covers. I get why they do it sometimes though. Like if they are going to mass market and it just a different edition. Then fine. I can still have the matching covers and they can have a new edition.

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