Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:51 pm

Ah well, thanks for trying. :(
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Postby raptornx01 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:28 pm

looks like the fans are going to have to step up on this one. now get to photoshoppin'.
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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby Tonyblack » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:30 pm

Well there is a 'black' cover for Eric as an audiobook. ;)

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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:42 am

Just received this email from Amazon.

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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:22 am

So . . . a new cover then? :lol:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:25 am

It just smacks of trying to wring the last red cent out of the fans. :snooty:
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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:27 am

Harper Collins are always doing it with the Sharpe books. It just depends on whether you want the entire set in the same format. It doesn't bother me as I'm more interested in what's inside the covers.
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Postby raptornx01 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:00 pm

Here's a question, would you want a special edition? IE a version of CoM "mucked about by Terry Pratchett"? possibly addressing some of the issues being talked about in the TLF thread?

Its not uncommon. Steve Alten did with his book Meg after he changed publishers ten years or so after it was originally pubbed.
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:03 pm

I'm not sure. Most people have the updated version of Carpet People, that had a rewrite. I don't think I'd be interested in a new version of CoM though. Unless I got a free copy of course. :lol:
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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby Sir Samuel Vimes » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:14 pm

I quite like the zany Josh Kirby book covers, but I could see why people would want the neater, more formal covers. It would also lead more superficial people to read Terry's books. I've lost track of the people I've overheard, looking at Terry's book covers (not even reading the blurb / synoposis!), and saying something like 'that's not really the kind of book I read!' :snooty: Their loss, really. I've also overheard some people saying, 'No, that's a Children's book, dear. Look at the cover.' :roll: They've obviously never heard of the quote : "You have to write whichever book it is that wants to be written. And then, if it's going to be too difficult for grown-ups, you write it for children". I find more depth, philosophy, science and truth in TP's novels than in most so-called 'classics' - most of which are a huge disappointment.
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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:17 pm

I've often found DW books in the children's section of charity shops - presumably based on the covers. :roll:
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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby Sir Samuel Vimes » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:26 pm

Exactly my point. Isn't it more than a little ironic that some librarians don't understand the saying 'don't judge a book by its cover'! ;)


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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby pip » Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:29 pm

Sadly in a world with so many books it is what a lot of people do. Terry's profile is high enough now that it doesn't matter but i'm sure he missed a few potential readers in the past. A lot of the long term readers i know got into Discworld by reccomendation rather than taking a chance on the books
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:43 pm

I picked up the 1st one when it came out pip, and thought this looks Ok never looked back since. :mrgreen:
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Re: Black Covers (Sorry if this has already been done!)

Postby pip » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:51 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:I picked up the 1st one when it came out pip, and thought this looks Ok never looked back since. :mrgreen:

Yeah but you're an odd un
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