STATUS: I used to think August was a slow time in publishing. Hum…we seem plenty busy.
What’s playing on the iPod right now? CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE by UB40
Those of you who read my monthly newsletters know that I belong to a book club. (One good reason to be reading outside of my client manuscripts!) I also always get asked the question of whether I have time to read for fun. As of late, not much but that just motivates me more to read what my Book Club has chosen for our next title.
So this evening I was popping online to read a little bit more about the book that we have chosen—which is SWEEPING UP GLASS by Carolyn Wall.
When I first did the search on Amazon, up popped an image that was unfamiliar to me. I had read the Publishers Weekly starred review for this book (which is how it was brought to my attention), but I hadn’t ever seen this cover.
Thank goodness as I don’t think I would have even brought up this title to my Book Club if I had seen this first.
This cover may speak to you but I have to say that it was a real turn off for me. If I had seen this first, I might have passed on recommending this book as a possible read—even with the starred review.
However, I hadn’t seen this cover until I was goofing around online this evening. Here is the cover that I saw for this title.
It’s a redesign done for the trade paperback edition.
So of course I have to ask you folks what you think. Read the description of the novel first and tell me what cover would have made you pick up the book. And I realize that this is all subjective based on individual preference etc. but I find it fascinating all the same.