I’m off of work for a week and a half due to cancer stuff, so I’m finally going through my email and responding to things people have sent me. One such email was from Sebastien de Castell’s States based PR Guru giving me the cover art for the US version of his book Traitor’s Blade (to release in the States on July 15). This cover made me stop and think for a minute. It’s a very different feel from the UK cover (which is the book I got in the mail a few months ago). The thing is, now that I have publishers contacting me from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, I’m realizing that cover art changes dramatically from country to country.
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t have a clue when it comes to covers. I don’t know why certain covers look a certain way in certain countries. I don’t understand why the feel of a cover can change so much from place to place. I don’t get it. For an example of what I’m referring to, here are some covers that have recently sparked my attention – the US and UK counterparts for the same book.
Anyone care to educate me as to why covers change so much from country to country? Is there even a reason behind that? Or does it just happen?
Do you tend to prefer one country’s covers more than another? Why? Why not?
Any thoughts, or is this something that I think is strange/interesting because I’m weird?