A few weeks ago, I investigated redesigned book covers so I thought it was only fair if I were to discuss which version of the cover everyone uses in their posts.
Old Version (aka the copy on my bookshelf)
When I first started blogging, I made a point to make sure that all the covers I posted in my posts matched the cover I was most familiar with. So basically, usually in cases when I own a book or have borrowed a copy of one many times, when I wrote a post about said book, I made sure to post the cover of the book I have / borrowed. However, I soon found out there was a problem with that…
New Version (aka the version currently sitting on bookshelves in bookstores)
That problem was the sometimes the newer version of the cover was more popular. And that posting the old version confused a lot of people. Plus sometimes, in the case of a series of books, the last few books only come out in the newer version. So then on your blog, the covers would look mismatched (like my bookshelf).
Movie Tie in Edition
I don’t know what to say about this. Sometimes the movie tie in editions look cooler… but in the event that the movie doesn’t do to well, do you really want everyone who visits your post to be reminded of a movie that wasn’t great. For example Beautiful Creatures…
The Popular Version
This could classify as the new version and the old version of the cover. For example, the newer cover design of If I Stay is more popular than the older version (probably because the newer version matches the cover of its sequel, Where She Went). That being said, the Harry Potter covers were redesigned a year or two ago, but everyone still mentions the old version. In fact, some people don’t even know there is a new version. Nowadays, I just end up posting whatever cover appears first on Goodreads, or whatever one I think is more popular.
What about you?
Which book cover do you use in you posts?