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new covers for literary classics

July 5, 2012

I know we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But let’s be honest. We totally do. These new Splinter classics covers make me want to read these classics all over again.

Splinter Classics Covers

The New York Times writes about the marketing theory behind the new covers – to make classics fresh and appealing to Twilight-loving teenagers who might see the classics as stuffy and boring. It’s a brilliant marketing trend…like these Coralie-Bickford Smith clothbound books that give my bookshelves a vintage library look and these baby size version of the classics that have already introduced Emerson to Pride and Prejudice.

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  1. Stephen m permalink
    July 5, 2012 4:08 pm

    Great find. I am exceptionally disappointed when a book cover does not match the quality of the literary work. Honestly, we judge most books by their cover. I’m surprised authors don’t have more say or publishing companies don’t invest more in the presentation elements. It’s difficult to create a timeless image or one that pleases most everyone. But always be willing to modify for later editions.

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