This year, the book world was shaken by a ‘new’ Harper Lee work for people to read, Go Set A Watchman, the first draft she wrote all those decades ago and melded into what became To Kill A Mockingbird. You’ll also recognise that bold orange, typographical cover with the silhouette of a bird. But, as our next event will be looking at the process of book design, we wondered, did the right cover make it? Design is subjective, so we want to hear your thoughts!
Luckily, for those of us who’re quite nosy about what goes into the process of designing such an important book, Random House have posted several rejected covers, and so have It’s Nice That. Instead of just having one person working on covers, PRH let six in-house designers have a go, and these are just some of the results.
So here’s what we want to know: Did they pick the right cover in your mind? What ones do you like best? What ones do you think don’t work and why?