Monday, March 25, 2013

Ugly Book Covers


If you search around online, you can find countless samples of ugly book covers.  Here are a few of my (least) favourites.


Looks like someone was playing on their home computer...  Even the font/font colour are unappealing. 
Even books that become classics can have an ugly cover.


I don't know where to begin...  It's the images in particular that I dislike, not the title text.

It's all just so wrong!

Don't like the title itself, don't like the design/image/fonts.
This is so bad, so cheesy, I almost kind of like it!

Even BIG NAME authors like Atwood can end up with a dud of a cover.
Another one that's so bad, it's almost good.  I especially like the bunny's teeth!

Disclaimer: Yes, I know: Tastes and preferences vary among individuals!  And, yes, I bet there are lots of people out there who think the covers of my books suck.  Just humour me with this post, okay? 

3 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to 'out' some of the worst covers, but I'm not as brave as you, Jill! Some of those self-pubbed books are woeful, and I'm finding small publishing houses are putting out some bad ones too. I must admit, I have a week spot for the vintage look, so I quite like Of Mice and Men and the pulp fiction one (with an extra dose of cheese).

    Great post!

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  2. Don't mind Ambush so much. And Earthman on Venus does pass the so cheesy it's good test.
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  3. @Blckwatertown - I agree about the "so bad it's good" re: Venus!!!

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