Tabby Talk is a discussion post I thought I'd do occasionally where I'll share my random thoughts on something and include my cat in them ;)
As a book lover who constantly stares at her bookshelves, it brings me joy and makes me giddy to see that my book series match. So what really bugs me is when publishers change the cover designs. This of course, only applies to series. Standalones don't have to match but it's nice to see some authors have similar cover style to each of their standalones. I know I'm not the first one to talk about this but why do publishers change the cover designs mid-series?
Let's look at The Worldwalker Trilogy by Josephine Angelini below as an example. Personally I love both of these covers. I have no complaints with how they look on their own. What gets to me is that they're part of a series but they don't look like it. Not taking into account how good the story may be, the cover change alone significantly decreases the likelihood I'll purchase and read these books.
And you know what's worse? When the design of the paperback of book one changes to match the new cover of book two. I'm a diehard hardcover person. It pains me to say this but if I can't have the books matching in every way, I'm not gonna get them.
So what do you think? Am I just too picky? Are you like me? How much do cover changes affect you?