Who's up for some bad book covers?
Yesterday The Guardian featured a blog called Kindle Cover Disasters. This site trolls the Kindle Store, looking for simply awesome examples of absolutely terrible cover design and then sharing them with a horrified and frightened public.
Some examples include:
That is a great blog, and The Guardian's article is a fun read, but as I sat down to write this post I realized that there is a better alternative to simply telling you about a single blog which collected bad book covers.
And that would be to find four such sites.
I can't connect you with my favorite blog on this topic, alas; Good Show Sir went dark some time back and never returned, so in its place let me recommend an entirely different site:
This blog doesn't post book covers because they're bad. Instead it posts books which don't belong in libraries because they're useless, out of date, or simply terrible.
But if laughing at bad books isn't your thing, here are four sites which collect bad book covers and snark about them. One is deceased, but the other three are active.
I'll be honest; I haven't looked through those sites yet to find which one is best. I'm following them all, though, and I plan to enjoy them in the future, but I wasn't familiar with them until I started Googling today. As I said, the one site which I did follow is dead now.
Speaking of Googling, I also found an additional 4 posts just in case you've run out of terrible covers to laugh at. There's some duplication, and some are so bad that they're not even funny, but flipping through all of the covers should kill the next hour or two.