There’s the saying most everyone knows: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”
And we all do it regardless. We (readers) ooooohh and aaaaaaah over book covers. In fact, many of us are compelled to purchase a book by the cover alone because the cover is gorgeous, kick ass, artsy, etc. I’ve even heard of people buying books because they love a cover so much, even though they absolutely hate the story on the pages inside.
Thankfully, I’m not a chick (I’m a guy to clarify) who can be swayed to purchase a book because the girl on the cover is wearing a gorgeous dress (of course not every girl is swayed by this). 😛 I always chuckle when I read those book cover comments. But I can relate. I buy magazines and comic books if it features an tech item I want or the art style of the artist is one that I like.
But here’s the point of this post. I’m in a dilemma. I know some folks are capable and “rich” (not necessarily rich but in a monetary situation with enough wiggle room to go ahead and divulge) that they would say, “Just get it.”
If you are familiar with my blog I have posted book reviews for David MacInnis Gill. I highly enjoy his books because they are just fun for me. Anyway, I have both the hardcovers that are currently published. I am one of those people who like to have matching book covers or for book covers to match. It’s almost an OCD habit. Here’s the catch. I am one of those people who also highly prefers hardcovers over paperback. The only time I will purchase paper backs is if the book or book in the series are only available in paperback format.
So here is the hardcover of the first book:
The hardcover for the second:
Absolutely sad right. I mean the first book’s hardcover is just hideous. Boring. What’s the problem?
Here’s the trade paper back for the first book:
It matches the second book! Why couldn’t they have done this in the first place? Why can’t they just sell dust jacket replacements? I’ll buy them for about 3 dollars. Maybe limited supply? Like 5,000 copies? Anyway, so I totally want matching books and is almost willing to buy the trade paperback just so I’ll having matching covers. Almost OCD, I know.
Should I? What would you do? Buy one, get rid of the other? Keep both? Don’t buy at all? I’m just curious. If you were me what would you do?