You suck big fat hairy donkey ballz.
Why? Allow me to demonstrate…
Aussie book cover previous release:
Aussie book cover latest release:
You fucking changed the book covers!
There is a special place in Hell for publishers who change the God damned book covers mid-series.
And, yes, that would be the same place with the arseholes who start publishing hard covers in a series instead of the mass or trade paperbacks that went before them. Those bastages!!
Oh, and just FYI, I’m contacting the Consumer Protection Agency to see if I have a case for discrimination against people with OCD because you wankers obviously don’t give a toss about we readers who are particular about our book shelves.
I hate you and hope you burn forever down there.
Go screw yourself, Kris.
PS – That latest book cover sucks even more because Eve doesn’t have long hair, which you’d know if you’d ever actually read the series, dumb arse.
Poor you. I feel for you and your OCD. You'll just have to stop buying the series altogether now since the books won't match any more. I find that my local library stocks all the JD Robb books so really there's no need to spend your money ;).
I agree with you 100%!! The same things drive me insane and I biotch and gripe about it for weeks!
The first cover is horrid! WTF is up with the flower?
Should show pretty Roarke man titty instead.
And I am with you about changing a series in paperback to hard cover. Bastages indeed.
Since I'm pretty laid back when it comes to my books covers…. except when they change the bloody size of said book, I shall be upset on your behalf 🙂 Unless that is what you were talking about.
Does anyone else get that….. your books line up neatly and then along comes one thats twice the bloody hieght of the last 7 million….. why is that? I now have to keep my books sideways on the book shelf… I mean what if I was Adrien Monk! I'd never be able to sleep!!!!!!!
Thanks for saying aloud what I was thinking. 😉
Jen: Ooooooommmmmmm. No. Fuck it. It doesn't work. Every time I think about it I start getting pissed off.
Stop buying them?? Hmmm. No. I have about 30 of the In Death series. I'm beyond invested in them.
MsM: Yes!! When they changed the covers here last year for the Sookie Stackhouse and Betsy the Vamp Queen series, I completely and utterly lost it. Right in the middle of the bookstore. The Mumma was most embarrassed.
Katiebabs chook: I quite liked the black covers with a single object – all preTwilight mind you – but, yes, Roarke man titty would go over very well. 🙂
Hard covers seriously shit me. I'm still waiting for the latest in the Mercy Thompson series to come out here in mass paperback. FYI, I fucking hate waiting.
Tish: I hate it when they change the size of the books mid series too. I've started stacking the smaller books sideways in an effort to make the shelves look more even.
The other thing I hate about it is that I now have a boy kitten who thinks that every book that juts out from the line means that it's there specifically for him to chew the corners of!
*mutters* I bet those bastard publishers never lived with a bloody cat. 😦
Aliens: Always a pleasure to be a rant mouthpiece for others. 🙂 Let me know when you need to talk about this topic again and I would be more than happy to have a hissy fit for you. More. Than.
Ummm. Okay. I don't collect books in a series so I'm afraid I'm kind of “whatever”. Because really, when it's on the shelf you can't see the cover anyway right?
*Runs for cover*
There are 30 books in this series? Thirty? THREE-ZERO?
Holy Laurell K. Hamilton! I wasn't able to make it through one Nora Roberts book, so I'm afraid I'm a little short on sympathy. (Don't worry; I'll try to come up with some in time for your next hissy fit.)
*rolls eyes* Try being the operative word, right KZ.
That's all a bitch can do.
Wouldn't you agree?
Hang on a minute…
You're calling me a bitch, aren't you.
I'm a bit OCD when it comes to books in series as well. I ranted for months when the Cornwells suddenly turned into white spines after years of being black.
Months, you say. I think some would argue (ie the Mumma) that my rant on the issue is never ending. It just jumps from one series to the next.
Actually, I'm beginning think that it's a deliberate attempt to make me go crazy given the fact that it happens to NEARLY EVERY FUCKING SERIES I READ!!!!!
*deep breaths, deep breaths*
I'm contacting the Consumer Protection Agency to see if I have a case for discrimination against people with OCD…
I'm sorry, I can'T hold this in any longer. Kris: I love you.
Changing the covers I can (sort of) live with, although I do get annoyed if they change the writing on the spine, because then they don't look like a set. Moving from MMP to hardback….*spits the dummy* (For those of you in the UK, that means toss your toys out of the pram 🙂 I refuse UTTERLY to buy a book in HB if I have the rest of the series in MMP. UTTERLY! Luckily my library is the 'bees knees' so I can borrow almost anything!
FYI – am just about to start reading Promises In Death.
sooooo…the cover got un-Twilight-ified (which is a good thing, btw) and you want it to go back??? whyyyyyyyy????!
Orannia: *blushes* I love you, too. *kiss, kiss*
Poo to hardcovers in a series. POO, I say! I think they should bring back the death penalty in Oz especially for publishers who do this. Corporal punishment is sooo totally justifiable in this case.
Emmy: Yeah, non-Twilightfying is a good thing, but THEY'VE BEEN DOING THE COVERS FOR THIS SERIES THIS WAY FOR FUCKING YEARS AND YEARS!!!
I HAVE TWO BLOODY SHELVES WITH THESE COVERS AND THEY'VE JUST CHANGED IT WILLY NILLY.
THEY ARE ARSEHOLES!!!
*decides it's not too early for alcohol*
I read some of the In death series but my library only stocks a few and also not in order. So I stopped reading them because it was quite annoying. I did like them.
So I do feel with you in this case.
Thanks Ingrid. I'm ignoring the bit about 'in this case'. 😉
I'm sorry Kris, I feel for you. I would be furious as well, because it's such a shitty thing to do. Even if it may seem ridiculous when I look at my printed books on their shelves I feel happy and satisfied. I buy them partly for aesthetic reasons, because I like to look at them, otherwise I would spend my money only in e-books. I like look at the books of a series, all together in a row, with thier similar spines, shape, covers. When publishers decide to change the covers mid-series, let alone the size of the book, I see red too. What the hell?! I particularly hate it when they change a cover because the series is become a television/box office success. Which I don't even watch because I don't like television apart for few exceptions. Grrrrr.
Sara: “I buy them partly for aesthetic reasons, because I like to look at them, otherwise I would spend my money only in e-books. I like look at the books of a series, all together in a row, with thier similar spines, shape, covers.”
What a wonderful way to describe it. That's exactly how I feel too. I get immense satisfaction at looking at my bookshelves as anyone who actually saw them in the flesh would tell you. LOL.
I HATE it when they change the covers because of a film adaptation. That's what happened here re: the Sookie Stackhouse series and I was so pissed off because I adored the unique artwork that had previously graced the covers. 😦
What you have here is that sometimes you get the UK version of a book and sometimes the US version.
Like I have the Wheel of time series but in different versions.
We tend to get more UK than US covers, but we also get Aussie versions too.
Are they showing Eve as a … blonde too?! God.
I've read all the In Death books but I have to say if the next book wanks on and on about her nightmares again I may be done. I realize that 30 books have spanned 2 yrs so she's still dealing with it but as a reader, I'm so over that plot line. I loved it and now it's so pervasive I hate it.
Since I enjoy the series I'm hoping they tone it down!
I know, Kassa! Plus that skyline is hardly futuristic. *pouts*
I love this series too and totally get what you're saying about the nightmares. In the latest book there is one nightmare scene, but I assure you that, given the context, its definitely believable. IMHO, it's pretty toned down too. Read it and enjoy!
Agreed! agreed! amen agreed! Those are the same as the UK covers, and i had a WTF moment when it arrived, 'cus not only is it COMPLETELY different to all the other covers, but hello…a long haired Eve?!?! They obviously havent taken as much time to read the stories as they have to invest in a shitty cover 😛
Ps. your note to the publishers rocked. HEE!
Sparklybearsy, so you know exactly how pissed off I was! Unfuckingbelievable!
Not only does Eve have long hair, but WTF is she wearing! No bloody way would Eve wear clothes like that. God, the more I think about it the more angry I get. *stewing*
That's it. You know what. I'm gonna write to that publisher and tell them how much their cover sucked. That'll teach 'em fer sure.
I double dare you to write to them!
You need to share, it's a good letter. (Plus it made me laugh, and I needed one just then.)
I was thinking I might need to amend it to be a little less aggressive, but if you think it should go as is, Mumma, then cool. 🙂