Friday, September 13, 2013
Discussion Time: Publishing Annoyances.
This week I thought I would a discussion about publishing annoyances. And I don't have as many of these than I thought I would, I don't know if it's because I'm just not remembering or if I just don't have many of them. Anyway, here are my three publisher annoyances.
The First is when the change the covers half way through the series. I am fine if they change it after the last book has been published because then the books will still match on my shelf. But when they change it anytime between the first one releasing and the last one releasing I get really annoyed, because than they don't match at all and I like it when they match. And it's even worse if the new covers are ugly, because than they're ugly.
However, there is an upside to this and that is if the new covers are prettier and if they match the content of the books themselves better. I will still be a little annoyed because they won't match on my shelves but if the covers are prettier than it takes the edge off the annoyance.
The second is closely related to the first one and that is when they re-deign the covers and it affects the height of the book. How I organize my bookshelves is through height. I don't like my shelves to be bumpy, I like them to be the same size. And when they change the height it annoyed the heck out of me, because now the shelf will be bumpy. Although, I think I may be the only one it annoys.
The Last one is when the publishers don't put a map in the beginning of a fantasy books. I love fantasy books and maps in the beginning of the books helps me a lot. So many times I have been completely lost in a fantasy book when they are references places or planning a trip. And even when I'm not confused it helps me picture the world better. So, it annoys the heck out of me when publishers don't put the map in the book! Why wouldn't they put a simple map in the book?
Comment below if you agree, disagree with what I said or tell me some of your publishing annoyances that weren't listed here.