Thursday, April 14, 2016
Trending Thursday: It's Not Easy Being a Green Cover
So ... as I've been doing reviews and checking out books, I noticed something. A lot of green. Which I put on a "maybe I'll do a Trending Thursday post" about this.
Then I learned something interesting. Traditionally, in book and magazine publishing, green covers have been considered a bad idea. Slate did an article about it a few years back. John Gall, a VP and art director for a major publisher, talked about it in an interview.
Well, who knew? But when I thought about it, I decided I hadn't seen a ton of green covers in YA. And if there were green covers, they were typically used for later books in popular series. Like these:
I haven't done a scientific study, but it also seems to me that there have been more green covers since this VERY green book came out:
Since then, we've seen these: