One thing I find really interesting with some covers is how authors or publishers can change them so minutely that I wonder what the point of changing them actually was. Take this initial cover for Cora Carmack’s Losing it, for example:
Since this book is about the main character losing her virginity, this cover is crazy! I mean, could it GET more suggestive? I have to say that I really like it — even if the pictures don’t totally match together. For me, I think I would’ve liked the backgrounds for both characters to be somewhat similar, like they were in the same room.
But I digress! This isn’t what this Cover Love is about. Let’s take a look at the next cover made for this book:
This one is different from the first — a bit more polished with a more eye-catching title. I like how the backgrounds seem to blend together, but it feels kind of weird not seeing the guy on the front. Well, we see the guy, but not his face. I do like this cover, but wonder why it was changed so little from the first. I mean, if you’re going to make a change, make a CHANGE!
Which leads me into the next cover …
Now we have colour changes and a new guy! The title font stays the same, but the author is now with first-letter capitalization. And there’s no author quote on the cover — but there’s a tagline now! Still, when comparing all three of these covers, there not all that different from one another. I have a hard time picking which one I like the best just because of this. There are little things I like about each cover, but I just can’t settle on one.
Which one of these covers do you like best? What do you think of very small cover changes? Worth it or not worth it?