Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Evolution of Another Book Cover - The Unseen by T.L. Hines

I love seeing the changes book covers go through during their design process. I've talked about this subject before, but I found another book that's gone through at least two strikingly different renditions (and I suspect went through many more than this based on statistics of these sort of things). The book is T.L. Hines' debut from Thomas Nelson, The Unseen. Here are the two covers side by side (click on the pic to enlarge it). What do you think? The one on the left was an earlier version, the one on the right looks to be the final.















There's definitely the same theme going on here, but that final version is quite intriguing. Make you want to read the book? From the publisher's description it sounds pure Tony Hines!

6 comments:

Nicole said...

C.J., this is a fairly large book. Got any idea of the word count?

WordVixen said...

Funny- I'd be more likely to pick up the first version, but more likely to buy the second version if I actually picked it up.

Rel said...

I'm with you, CJ - love the cover process. I have been emailing back and forth with a writer recently regarding her new cover and it has been fun to see the changes :)

Nicole said...

I guess it's one of the perks of custom/self publishing. You get to be totally involved in the development of your cover. I love covers, so that was a huge deal for me. (Check it out: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_b/105-1032026-3182020?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Nicole+Petrino-Salter&x=18&y=18)

C.J. Darlington said...

Nicole--The Famous One's cover is terrific! :)

Nicole said...

I love you, C.J.! :)