Monday, March 06, 2006

Covers and large print

I've just received a copy of the large print version of Darcy's Diary.

I'm always pleased that my books come out in large print as well as regular print, as I know that a lot of people have trouble with small print, particularly as they get older, so if you know anyone like this, why not see if they know about large print books?

The covers of my large print edition are always different to the covers on the regular print, and it made me wonder, which of these two covers do you like best?

And, in general, do you prefer specially commissioned covers on your books, or do you like fine art covers?

Let me know!

Amanda Grange


Anonymous said...

I love the original cover! It seems more intimate, and intriguing.
The large print cover is nice, but it features Standard Romance Hero and he doesn't look awfully like my Darcy. But it's nice that it features Elizabeth!

Anonymous said...

I think the cover of your original novel, which I enjoyed immensely, is superb.
Whilst I admire the skill of the illustrator for the large print version, I personally feel that these illustrated covers look a bit dated and have put me off trying regency romances in the past. I think book publishers should consider the impact that the covers have on people more seriously, I do not think they are making the most of the markets they could appeal to, but perhaps it is safest to stick to a readership you feel certain will buy your books. Sadly, I am sure they are missing out on a wider audience.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comments. I'm glad you enjoyed Darcy's Diary, and it's interesting to know that people like the fine art cover. It's also a relief, because Mr Knightley's Diary - out in the autumn - will also have a fine art cover.

Amanda Ashby said...

I prefer the original cover. I still have the bookmark up on my study wall (right next to David Boreanaz if you must know!!!)

Anonymous said...

Darcy and David Boreanaz -now there's a girl with taste ;)
Casting idea - if he can do an English accent, how about David Boreanaz as Darcy? Bags I play Elizabeth :)

Kate Allan said...

I've had to google David Boreanaz now to check him out... Not bad. :)