The Changeable Spots of Leopards by Kristopher Jansma was one of the most unique novels I read in 2013, but for some reason it didn’t seem to attract the kind of attention I thought it deserved. Jennifer at The Relentless Reader mentioned the same thing yesterday.
It would seem the publishers agreed with Jennifer and I and have tried to do something to change the situation. They have changed the cover for the paperback edition. Personally, I loved the cover of the hard cover, but the cover of the paperback edition is also intriguing.
What do you think? If you weren’t interested in The Changeable Spots of Leopards before, does this new cover make you more inclined to pick it up?
I think I’d be more likely to pick up the first one.
Demonstrating the importance of cover design…I would actually stop and look at the second cover! I’ve glanced at the hardcover version before but it’s not done anything for me. How shameful!
I love the color in the hardcover design, but despite stopping to look at it in the store several times, I never bought it. Now, the paperback cover is amazing. I love the weird, literalness of it.
I really wanted to read this when it came out, but I never got around to it. I liked the original cover a lot, but I’m kind of in love with the paperback. So intriguing!
Everybody seems to love the paperback. It is intriguing, but I love the hard cover. And you really should read it. I think Jansma is brilliant and can’t wait until he writes something else.
Gotta go with typewriter head big cat. Because TYPEWRITER HEAD!
I like the first one a bit better, but I don’t really love either cover. A little too strange for me 🙂