Famous Book Covers Changed to “Appeal to Women”

game-of-thrones-covers

There’s an author named Maureen Johnson who recently ran into a rather odd problem with her books. Guys liked to read them, but they wrote her saying they wished they didn’t have such girly covers, so they wouldn’t be embarrassed to read them in public.

“If you are a female author, you are much more likely to get the package that suggests the book is of a lower perceived quality. Because it’s ‘girly,’ which is somehow inherently different and easier on the palate. A man and a woman can write books about the same subject matter, at the same level of quality, and that woman is simple more likely to get the soft-sell cover with the warm glow and the feeling of smooth jazz blowing off of it. This idea that there are ‘girl books’ and ‘boy books’… gives credit to absolutely no one, especially not the boys who will happily read stories by women, about women. As a lover of books and someone who supports readers and writers of both sexes, I would love a world in which books are freed from some of these constraints.”

She decided to see what it would be like if famous books got “female-ized” versions of their covers. This isn’t to say these ACTUALLY appeal to women, it’s just what marketers THINK appeals to woman. The result? Some rather ridiculous book covers. I think Lord of the Flies might be my favorite. Check the rest out below.

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

 

9

 

10

 

11

 

12


5 Comments

  1. Nick Verboon May 15, 2013
  2. Carmelo May 16, 2013
  3. Draugr May 16, 2013
  4. Draugr May 16, 2013
  5. leslie June 27, 2013

Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The Top 10 Alien Horror Movies of All-Time
The 10 Best Bigfoot Movies of All-Time
The Most Iconic Accessories To Appear on Film
Here’s How to Make That Lasagna From “Garfield”
Everything You Need to Know about the Sheh Rata Shrine
The Top 10 Educational Games and Platforms Online
5 of the Best Virtual Reality Multiplayer Games
The Top Five Characters from Borderlands 2
The Top 10 Sci-Fi TV Shows of All-Time
Ranking Every Season of Arrow So Far
What is the Cast of Firefly Up to Today?
How Timmy From South Park was Saved from Being Removed From the Show
Who is The Black Flash?
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Firefly from DC Comics
10 Fun Facts About “The Legend of Korra” Comic Book
If “Ready Player One” Were More Realistic (Comic)
Five Awesome Pieces of Marvel Themed Jewelry
10 Awesome Geek Themed Book Lights
10 Great Products for Any Legend of Zelda Fan
LEGO Reveals A TRON: Legacy Light Cycles Set
An Interesting Gallery of Undertale Cosplay
Famous Cosplayer Yota Nakiri Before And After She Started Cosplaying
Amazing D&D Cosplay Brings Kenku To Life
Five Video Games that Generate the Best Cosplay