20 really fun ('cause they're so bad) book jackets

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Charles Ellertson's picture
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20 really fun ('cause they're so bad) book jackets
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Those were fun, and appalling. Seems like one series is responsible for all the most heinous ones.

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Not sure why the Alice one made it into that selection, overall I quite like the Vintage series of covers (this might not be right up there but it is designed to be a pair with another modern book). There is a nice set of Arthur Ransome Swallows and Amazons covers that use an orange sail.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks...

Tim

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Many of these books are past the copyright date, so anybody can now publish them. I suspect many are POD (print on demand) books. I'm not sure if the bad covers are just the result of ignorance, or the publisher is trying to appeal to a different audience than traditional (quality) publishers, or these covers are a weird way of generating clicks with the associated search engine status.