Bloomsbury to Repackage Harry Potter Novels with 'Signature' Edition Covers
March 30, 2010, 10:28 AM
This Fall, UK Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury will be repackaging the seven Harry Potter novels with new Signature Edition covers, the Bookseller reports. High Res photos of these signature edition covers for the Harry Potter series can be found right here in our image galleries.
Set to be published on November 1, these editions will be available exclusively in paperback format and are aimed to "appeal to the next generation of readers who did not 'grow up' with Harry Potter and who have not yet experienced the thrill of life at Hogwarts." Illustrations for the seven signature editions are the work of inocut artist Clare Melinsky, who is quoted as saying:
"I was delighted and excited to be asked to illustrate the covers for such massively famous books—and seven of them! It was top secret for the best part of a year."
Werid …… I mean the Harry Potter title is okay, I guess but yes I agree with everyone they are un-magical, uninspirational.They have no face, no personality. It’s hard to connect, I think that’s the main problem!
However, saying that I’ll still end up collecting them! ;>)
I think its too bland.. and the font is all wrong :/ The orignials are the best, and should be kept that way. But, knowing me, Ill probably buy them anyway. They do look kind of mature I spose.
i agree with everyone, these covers lack something. they just don’t feel like HP. and personally i doubt they would talk to this new generation of readers. an Ebook would do a better job in drawing in readers then these covers.
my all time Favorite HP covers are the black adult ones, those covers are true work of art and really represent the darkness that lives in the HP story. any other covers always look too childish to me.
I’m from the US and just bought a set of the UK editions. I do not plan on ordering these. I may change my mind in the future but they’re just so…plain…which Harry Potter isn’t. At all. Like I said, I may change my mind, but I much prefer the two editions I have,
I actually quite like these, my favourite being the “Goblet of Fire” cover. It’s exciting that these will be the next generation’s books. I shall definitely pick these up in November and add them to my ever growing HP book collection!