Hello SErs! Harmony here 🙂 Today is book cover Friday, and I thought I’d compare two versions of a cover for the same book, THE FEED, by Nick Clark Windo.
The first is for the hardback edition:
The second is for the paperback edition:
I have the paperback copy of this book. That’s the first cover version I saw, and it convinced me enough to click through and check out the blurb and reviews.
The reason I’ve shown two versions is because I feel torn about which one works best. On the one hand, I love the tagline ‘Never sleep unwatched’ on the 2nd version. I love the deep orange contrasting with the black. On the other, it feels far too busy for me, and it’s all straight down the centre.
The 1st version, however, while at first glance darker and nowhere near as vivid, keeps it simple and is off-centre with a great question around the title, ‘What will you become when THE FEED goes down?’
With the burnt out car at the side of the road, the 2nd cover gives more of a feel of an apocalyptic event of some sort. Whereas the 1st version gives a more rural or remote feel.
On balance, despite hating the ‘soon to be a major TV series’ sticker in the top left, my visual preference goes to the paperback (2nd) version. How about you? Any preferences? And why? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
Have a great weekend.
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