So, this is my #currentread. I haven't seen the film, although I noticed it was on the TV the other night, so I have no preconceptions about it. However, I do wish it didn't have the film-version cover. I don't particularly like it when covers tell me exactly how a person should look. I know it's a popular type of cover, and as authors we're told covers have to conform if you want to sell, but I wish it wasn't. How do you feel about book covers that show you exactly what a character looks like? #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookstagramming #books #readersofinstagram #reading #readers #readerscommunity #bookcover #persononthecover #thebookthief #markuszusak
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  • julietboydauthorSo, this is my #currentread. I haven't seen the film, although I noticed it was on the TV the other night, so I have no preconceptions about it. However, I do wish it didn't have the film-version cover. I don't particularly like it when covers tell me exactly how a person should look. I know it's a popular type of cover, and as authors we're told covers have to conform if you want to sell, but I wish it wasn't. How do you feel about book covers that show you exactly what a character looks like? #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookstagramming #books #readersofinstagram #reading #readers #readerscommunity #bookcover #persononthecover #thebookthief #markuszusak

  • danafraedrichI feel exactly the same way, and all movie covers seem to do it. Ugh, such a pet peeve! 😑
  • daemger76I don't like movie covers either. I really enjoyed that book and have never seen the movie.
  • pacificnwauthorI don't care for them either, whether movie versions or those with suggestive photos of a person. My imagination does a better job of creating characters! I prefer artistic renderings to photos. I tried to fudge my cover on DREAM MIRE a bit by turning my photo to a line drawing. I did enjoy The Book Thief, even though historical fiction isn't my favorite genre. I'll read most anything if it's well written.
  • julietboydauthor@danafraedrich @pacificnwauthor I do have one book with a front-facing character on it, but everything else either doesn't have a character on it, or they're obscured in some way, so you don't see a face. I'd much rather people made up their own minds what a character looks like. I also don't like choosing actors to represent characters (publicly, I might have someone in mind in my own head).
  • danafraedrich@julietboydauthor Same. Absolutely the same. 😊
  • nancy_jarmin_authorI agree with you. I would rather imagine the appearance of the characters.
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