Photographs on Covers

Photographs are much more common on the covers of books for young adults than they used to be, perhaps because technology has made it so easy to manipulate photos.

It seems that photographs of beautiful people are not just used to sell magazines but books as well. Using models who look like celebrities on their covers is another technique used by publishers to make their books more appealing to young adults.

Can you spot the celebrity look-alike?

Photographs versus Design

Which style do you prefer?


Although photographs feature strongly on the covers of young adult fiction they are predominantly photographs of girls. Photographs of boys are much less common.

Judging a book by its cover

Cover Updates

Photographs on covers

Cover Trends

Cover Spin-offs

Misleading Covers

Quotes, Taglines, Technology

One book Many covers

More about covers

Cover Nominations

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