08 August 2011

Covers and the what-if

For his fourth novel MACHINE MAN (out tomorrow!) Max Barry had readers on various platforms vote on which cover they thought was best. He designed #4, #3 and #6 were done in-house at his publisher Vintage, and the rest were designed by Matt Roeser, whose blog New Cover offers alternative covers for the books he's read. (Seriously look at what he did to those sorry George R.R. Martin books! And THE ODYSSEY! And JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH!)

Read his blog post on the results here. I'm kind of surprised at what won, and it seemed like so was he.

1 comment:

Marjorie said...

I don't have a horse in this race, but I'm enchanted by the New Cover blog. Love the Lemony Snicket redesign.