Monday, October 22, 2007

Judging a book by its (UK) cover

An interesting, albeit minor, pastime could be comparing the U.S. and the British book jacket design for big-name authors. The most famous example regarding how different covers can be is the UK cover design of the Harry Potter books versus those from the U.S. It can be a matter of taste regarding which design you like better, but they certainly are different.

Here's a case in point closer to Select Editions' home. Look at The Sleeping Doll cover on the front of your Select Editions volume. Then look at the one from the U.K. (pictured above). I have to say the U.K. one has more creepy flavor than the more generic U.S. one. What do you think?


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