I have finally decided to sit down and write a more personal post, something that has been on my mind for a long time now. Probably not everyone will agree with me and that’s alright. I totally understand that we all have different opinions and that’s why I am writing this now.
Lately, I have realized something about the books released over the last (let’s say) five years. All the books have similar covers! And that drives me crazy.
And when I say SIMILAR COVERS, I mean covers that contain the same little details that, by the end of the day, you forget about how it really looked like. The same woman with the back at the camera and the same title font and colors (most often red, white, or yellow). It makes my eyes roll.
Probably, that’s why I gave up caring about them anymore. Now, every time I browse through the new releases at the library, I pick up the book and read the description, totally ignoring the cover.
And these are only some examples of the books that I usually read; thrillers and crime stories. Don’t get me started with Romance genre, SF, or YA. If I load the GoodReads website and choose any of these genres, it will take me less than one minute to find at least SIX similar covers.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t dislike these covers. Some of them are great and I appreciate the work behind them, however, I think they all look the same and that’s not good.
Where are the classic, simple covers like the ones below? Where are the creative covers? Why they all have to look the same like xerox copy?
I know that the entire world is in a continuous changing, but let’s try to keep our creativity alive. Let’s sell our own product born out of our own mind, not inspired by others.
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