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Movie tie-ins: Confessions of a Shopaholic

In preparation for the movie version, Dial Press is coming out with a new trade paperback tie-in of Confessions of a Shopaholic. Compare it with the original mass market paperback cover:

Personally, I like the old cover better... but then again, I've always thought that movie tie-ins in general are a little tacky. What do you think?


Alicia said…
I always prefer the original covers to the movie tie-in. I have even been known to not buy a book specifically because of the cover being a movie tie-in. :)
Kristen M. said…
I'm the same too. I will avoid buying a book at a specific time if they only have the movie tie-in cover and I will find it later in a better cover. Mostly, I like to be able to be free to imagine the characters on my own and when they stick an actor there on the cover, it ruins that freedom.
Anonymous said…
I am not at all keen on the movie tie-in covers, because, as you've said, they're usually tacky.

Also, as a bookstore employee all it means is repeated conversations that yes this is the same book as that one but with a different cover, and that no I don't think the publishing company is trying to dupe you into thinking it's a different book, etc.
Luanne said…
I like the original as well. Movie tie in releases always seem to detract from the book for me. If I haven't read the book, but don't especially like the actor, I might just give it a pass.
Anna said…
I completely agree with you about movie tie-ins being tacky. But I'm sure there are some people who'll buy the book just because there's a certain actor on the cover or they like the movie, so I guess they serve their purpose.

Diary of an Eccentric
Anonymous said…
I always prefer the original covers because the movie tie-in ones are always too tacky. I also think that movie and books should be separate. The movie poster should never conquer the book cover. Do you ever see the other way around?
Alea said…
Usually I prefer the original too but in this case I really like the movie tie-in cover. Some great colors and a hilarious photograph! It also helps that I never was too jazzed about the original cover!
Bookfool said…
I almost always prefer the old cover over a movie tie-in. The only exception is when the actor is just so freaking handsome that I want to stare at the cover (Anna was talking about idiots like me . . . swayed by a handsome face; embarrassing, but true). I love the Robert Redford cover of The Natural, for example.

This one -- doesn't look like the Becky of my imagination.
Anna said…
Bookfool, you're certainly not an idiot!!

I'd probably by a book if Stuart Townsend was on the cover. LOL

Diary of an Eccentric
Anonymous said…
I like the old one better, too. I always feel like a sell-out if I buy a book with a movie cover. I don't know why.

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