My biggest pet peeve is when beautiful HBs turn into lackluster PBs. I completely understand that publishers may choose to change the cover due to various reasons, low sales especially, but the thing for me is: I don't buy new hardcover books. Ever. I can't afford them and I just simply prefer soft covers. Trade PB has always, and will always, been my preferred format. So when I'm salivating over a HB cover only to have it change before it comes out into PB it makes me CRAZY. Publishers would probably make MORE money on PB sales if they kept the amazing HB covers!
So I stand by my title for this post:
Why, Publishers, Why?!
While I've never read this, I've always been intrigued by the HB cover of this book. I love the way the model's nose is barely above water, and that house in the background is gorgeous. I like the fairly simple font treatment of the original and the color scheme.
I find the PB quite boring. While the cover model is pretty, especially her eye color, there is nothing special about the cover, and nothing about it makes me want to pick it up the way the HB does.
Which one do you prefer? Do you like both or not like either? Sound off below!