Hello loves! Hope you are having a great day/night/week!
Today I wanted to talk about a topic that I have discussed a little bit on Twitter, but never in much detail: movie tie-in covers.
A lot of people have an issue with them, but personally, I love them! I thought I would talk a little bit about why I like them and then share my favorites with you (plus some not-so-great ones at the end).
Okay, let’s start off with the big one- “they’re ugly.”
I completely disagree with this one. There are so many beautiful movie tie-in covers, and some are actually prettier than the original cover!
(I don’t know if this last one is actually being sold, but I found it on book depository so I’m assuming. Also, I know a lot of people hate movie poster covers but I love this movie so much that it’s the exception, ok?).
From a promotional standpoint (wow the PR major in me is jumping out), it is a great tactic to get more people interested in a book. Someone may see the book on a shelf and remember that they watched the movie, and this could get them to read it! Or maybe they’ve seen the trailer for the movie, so they want to pick up the book first.
People buy book = money for publisher/author/everyone involved. Yay!
Also, if the book is one of your favorites, it is cool to own another edition of it. I love to collect different editions of my favorite books, so if it gets turned into a movie, I want to celebrate that somehow. This is just a personal opinion, though!
Now, I know that not all movie-tie in editions are pretty (there are some really bad ones), but there aren’t really any downsides to them.
You always have the option of buying the original cover (and the price for it usually goes down, which is always a bonus). You don’t lose anything, but others may gain something! No harm done.
Here are some examples where I prefer the original cover:
What are your opinions on movie tie-in editions? Do you like them, hate them, or not have an opinion? Leave a comment down below, and let me know what your favorite (or least favorite) is!