For today’s Monday Musing I thought I would talk about movie tie-in book covers! I love the fact that so many great books (such as The Great Gatsby, pictured above) are being made into movies. It’s always a little scary for the fans of the books because there’s always that pressure of living up to certain standards but I think we can all agree that it’s a fun thing to have happen. I personally have benefited from books becoming movies because it enriches my reading. For example, I had no idea that 12 Years a Slave was a book – now it’s on my TBR list! I also think that it’s really exciting to see certain stories on the big screen. I was SO excited to watch the Harry Potter series when they came out – imagining all the magic in my head was fun, but seeing it was so cool!
With that being said, it comes to no surprise that publishers would want to republish the books as a movie tie-in. As I’m sure you all know, movie tie-in covers usually feature a version of the movie poster, like the one I posted above. It’s meant to attract new readers to pick up the book as the movie is getting buzz and give collectors something cool to add to their bookshelf.
So what do I think about them? I very rarely buy movie tie-in covers. I’m not a huge fan of having celebrities on the covers of my books so I prefer the original cover designs. I know I shouldn’t be judging books by their covers (especially when I already know the books are good) but it’s just something that I can’t help.
What do you think? Are you a fan of movie tie-ins?