Monday, April 13, 2009

Dear Book Publishers,

Please quit redesigning the covers of your books.

I've recently noticed that all of you are doing it. Instead of paying writers to write new books, I suspect you're just slapping new covers on whatever you've got and trying to trick us into buying it again and forgetting we've read it, or being too lazy to return it.

I could understand if it was a 20 year old book with a clearly outdated cover, but that's not the case from some that I've seen.

My trip to the book store was confusing instead of relaxing because of your wily ways, and I'm not even 100% certain I haven't read the book I ended up getting. Either that or I've just learned so much about Marie Antoinette that it is all starting to look similar, which I admit is a possibility.

But still, you're doing it with other books and it has got to stop.



Julie H said...

Even more confusing is when they make a new title! I was reading all of this one author and then realized that they took the original book and renamed it.

Paige said...

I totally agree, it really irritates me to get a book home, open it up and realize I read this five years ago.

Now I check published dates, which is a lot of work

Maddness of Me said...

To top it off, the bookstores have shady return policies. It's like trying to return a used CD.

Jacquie said...

I completely agree, and this post is actually really funny because we were just talking about this before we went to class.

Alexis said...

Move on to the Tudors. So interesting. But none of that Philippa Gregory crap.

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I know!! I hate that too!!!

Tiffany said...

It is quite annoying when they change it up on you. I'm lucky (sort of anyway) in that I can instantly tell if I've read the book before. I can just pick any page read it and then I can remember the majority of the book details - thats good for this reason but bad in the fact that I can't re-read books. Ever.

Tiffany said...

Oh you can catalog all the books you read on and then you'll know if you've read it before and you can keep a list of what you want to read as well. I like it so that I know what to look for at the library.