New and shiny always draws attention, so we all know why a brand new book release is exciting. But what about re-releases? They are just as worth celebrating, and let me tell you why.
When you get a new hairstyle or a new outfit, how do you feel? Pumped up? Happy? It’s still you under there, and you haven’t really changed, but it’s fun to freshen things up once in a while. And some people may not have met you before, so it’s a nice way to make a great first impression.
A re-released book works the same way. Does the book tell the same overall story? Yes. But it has been newly polished and updated, and it has slipped on a sexy new cover it wants to show off. The book is ready to attract attention and meet new friends, or maybe even get reacquainted with an old buddy or two. Re-releases not only went through rigorous editing the first time around; they’ve usually gone through revisions and re-edits yet again before their new debut. That means you’re probably getting an even higher quality book.
So let’s hear it for books undergoing a makeover. Re-releases are definitely exciting.