I have become a huge fan of the Book Design Review blog.
He has recently posted scans of two covers that I have to link to because I find myself clicking back through his posts, every day, wanting to get another look. Good stuff!
They seem to be going after the “Pimp Your Ride” crowd.
Basically Penguin will start selling (end of November) real books by real authors… but with no covers. Apparently they hope people will buy the blanks and design their own covers and share with the world.
You can keep up with this project and gallery of uploaded user’s pics on Penguin’s site.
I’m not sure this gimmick will catch on. Just seems kinda hokey. Should be fun to watch though. I wonder if there will be a price difference in a book with a cover and without a cover?
Here’s site that features nothing but photos of leather bound books. Perfect for blog banners and desktop wallpaper.
All the photos (except a couple explicitly marked) are public domain. So do your worst!