I was wandering through Borders this weekend and noticed that the 2009 Writer’s Market has an entirely new cover design. I thumbed through it and it looks like the same great resource, albeit with a bit of a face lift.
As much as I love the Writer’s Market books, I did manage to refrain from buying a new copy. I’m a firm believer that you don’t need a new copy of every Writer’s Market book every year, and even every three years won’t hurt to bad. Now, that would be true if I was trying to sell a particular project — if, for instance, I had a children’s book I was truly serious about selling, I couldn’t do without the most up-to-date version of the Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market.
I do miss the older covers, but that might just because I’m so used to staring at my copy of Writer’s Market, in hopes that it will magically open to that one perfect market.