Thursday, July 30, 2009

More book covers

Yesterday I did the YA Book Cover meme that I got from Amanda. Here is a gallery of other people who have done it too. Some of them are really cool and interesting. Alicia at The LibrariYAn did a version of Justine Larbalestier book, Liar. She took the first picture of a human figure which turned out to be a Lego. I took the first picture of a person and this is what I got. Not much better than Justine's real cover, but eh.



There is some ongoing controversy in the book world. Liar is about a black girl who is a liar, but the cover of the book features a white girl since the industry says that covers of black people won't sell. I don't know about that, but I do think that the cover should reflect the book. To read more about it, here is Justine's original post with her objection. Here's Publisher Weekly's article. There are a lot more blogs, etc. who have written about it.

And for fun, I decided to do Libba Bray's new book, Going Bovine. It's cute, I'd say.

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