Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Book Covers: The Worst of the Worst

The squeamish and faint of heart should not read further: what you’re about to see can’t be unseen.

As our constant readers know, we have a deep interest in covers at January Magazine and we’ve talked about them a lot over the years. That is to say, we know what a bad cover looks like, so we don’t necessarily agree with So Bad So Good that the covers featured are, in fact, the “10 Worst Book Covers In The History Of Literature,” a lot of them are super bad. And some of them are just covering really stupid books. (Something had to.)

Consider some of the titles: The Big Coloring Book of Vaginas (no, really) and The Best Dad is a Good Lover (the mind reels). And, as January art director David Middleton wants to know, “When was it ever okay to put the word ‘retarded’ on the cover of a book?”

So Bad So Good shows us all 10 truly terrible books and covers here.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every publisher needs to show this to authors who complain about their own covers, announcing: It could be worse.

I will never complain about my covers again!

Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 1:41:00 PM PDT  

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