Thursday, October 16, 2014
8:21 AM | Posted by Ashley G. |
That Awkward Moment You Think You're Getting What You Want but Really Aren't....
Last week, I saw a tweet from Penguin Teen that said something like, "Always wanted your Anna, Lola, and Isla books to match? We have good news for you!" Then it had a link to this article. When I first read the tweet I was super excited. They had decided to do an Isla cover to match my other books. Looking back it was an irrational thought, but sometimes we believe what we want to be true and I wanted an Isla cover to match my old Anna and Lola covers.
I know that you can't please everyone. I do. Still, I feel like instead of giving us what we (what I) wanted they gave us what we kind of wanted that would also make them money. Publishing is a business so they have to make decisions that will make them money. Releasing another hardcover of Isla to match the old covers would cost money because someone would have to design a new cover and probably wouldn't make them as much money since Isla was just released. However, releasing both Anna and Lola with hardcovers wouldn't cost any more in design since they already had released paperback versions of Anna and Lola to match the new Isla cover. Plus, diehard fans would go out and buy two books that they most likely already had multiple copies of just so they could have a matching set.
I guess I have mixed feelings about it. I am glad that if I choose I can have a matching set of Stephanie Perkins books. Nothing drives me more crazy than having non matching covers in a series. However, I also feel like this is being used just to sell more books. But again, I guess that is the point. Penguin is a business and businesses have to make money.
What are your thoughts on it? Are you excited about it? Will you buy the two hardcovers of Anna and Lola so your books will match? Let me know in the comments.
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