People tend to think of the large publishing companies as giant, worldwide machines, but the truth is that the North American arm of a publisher is usually run completely separately from the European arm, or even the Canadian. Naturally, each of these disparate companies has its own publicity department, and each of these publicity departments has its own ideas of what will sell each particular title. Often times, this leads to wildly different cover art.
In our Around the World feature we’ll look at some of these different covers, and let you vote on which you like the best!
In this installment we’ll look at the various editions of John Green’s young adult blockbuster Paper Towns. There are a lot of push pins and cityscapes, but a few countries went in completely different directions. Note, a lot of countries published the book with multiple covers, but we’ve just chosen the one we like the best to represent. (Vote at the bottom of the page…)