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Art, Book Covers, Books

Are Book Covers Too Generic? The Female Edition

Whilst sitting down to the first in a new series of the excellent TV Book Club on More 4, it occurred to me that I knew exactly what kind of fiction they were going to discuss, merely by looking at the cover artwork. These days, publishers are completely switched on to tried and tested colour-schemes and typefaces for each genre and sub-category of writing, meaning that things can get pretty repetitive for the consumer. However, the book’s art can do a lot for its eventual sales, so it is perhaps forgiveable that we have all come to regonise the stereotypical ‘women’s personal journey novel’ or ‘childhood sob story’ within a few seconds. With this in mind, I mocked up a few quick examples of what today’s female readers are being marketed. Enjoy.


About Polly

I'm a journalist, based near Brighton. This blog, which is separate from my professional life, will document my reaction to current affairs, as well as some personal projects.


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