Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Hardcover vs Paperback 71

The Teashop Girls by Laura Schaefer

Hardcover

Paperback


The Official Rules of the Teashop Girls

1. Teashop girls are best friends forever.

2. Tea is held every week, no matter what.

3. All tea and scones must be split equally at all times.

Annie, Genna, and Zoe have been hanging out at the Steeping Leaf since elementary school. The Teashop Girls do everything together -- at least they used to. With the end of eighth grade approaching, Genna's too busy with theater, Zoe's always at tennis, and Annie feels totally left out. What happened to tea every week, no matter what?

When Annie convinces her grandmother to give her a job as a barista at the Leaf, things begin to look up. In between whipping up chai lattes for customers, and attempting to catch the attention of her Barista Boy crush, Annie is finally beginning to feel as grown-up as her best friends. But an eviction notice spells trouble for the Leaf and unless they can turn the business around, the teashop will have to close its doors forever.

Fresh, honest, and sweet, Laura Schaefer's debut novel is sure to resonate with readers everywhere.

I think The Teashop Girls is a great example of a good hardcover to paperback transition. I always loved the hardcover, the design, the photography, the colors and in the paperback almost all of that remains for the paperback but the concept is just changed slightly. I'm sad to see the girl go but I do think it's clever to use the chalkboard for a cover. So this is a tie for me! Good job design team!

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18 comments:

  1. I love the hardcover with the girl on it. She's adorable.

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  2. I like the continuity with the tea pot.

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  3. I love both the covers. But the blue in the first on the hardcover gives it a more appealing effect..

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  4. I'm like you - I love them both.

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  5. I agree, I like both of these covers. I like that they go well together.

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  6. I like the paperback better, but they are both cute.

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  7. I like the paperback a bit more. Both are really cute.

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  8. Cute covers. I think I prefer the paperback though!

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  9. I totally agree, I think they both work so so well, the design team did a really good job

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  10. I like how they're different and yet have similar features. I might prefer the paperback a teeny bit more because I'm a little uncomfortable with the hardcover model's expression and because that teapot is hug-worthy!

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  11. First one is cute but I really like the second cover even more!

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  12. I like that they use the same props in both. That suggests they were taken at the same shoot. But I like the paperback just a tad more. The expression of the girl gave me the creeps when I first looked at it. Something about the downward angle of her head. Also, I usually prefer covers without people on the front. It lets me imagine the characters on my own much easier.

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  13. Tough call because they are both cute, but for me the paperback edges out the hardcover by just a bit.

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  14. Both are so adorable, and i love how they kept the teapot! This is definitely a tie for me--I love the lilac border, and the yummy cake and chalkboard sequence!

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  15. I'm getting a little tired of the model faces on covers, but this one is super cute and quirky. I'm going with hardcover.

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  16. I love the paperback!

    And I think I'll add this book to my "books to read" list..

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  17. I love both covers, and the book itself!

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  18. I love the paperback. It's lovely and makes it look a little more mature.

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