Book Covers: Before and After (via: @nytimes, HT: @writersnsw)

I dislike 'articles' with slideshow click-gathering monetisation gimmicks, but sometimes you have to roll with the punches. The New York Times features various revisions of recent well known novel covers, with commentary from the designers. It's a really good look if you're interested in cover design in general, or are looking to design or source your own covers:

Five designers discuss their work on recent book covers: first concepts that didn’t make the final cut, and then the cover as published (and in this installment, one cover that was accepted on the first try).

Full link here: http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2014/02/05/books/05before-and-after.html