Click this title: College Humor runs clickbait covers

As someone who has to struggle daily with the distortions, constraints, and outright weirdness of search engine optimization for article headlines, I can tell you that the results can sometimes be pretty screwed up. But few weirder than this series of hilariously classic and popular book covers and titles, courtesy of College Humor – reoptimized for max clickthrough.

As kind of a backhand tribute to the ebook porn hysteria, we could always go with this:


Would Harper Lee still be in line for the Presidential Medal of Freedom if she had written this?



And I don’t think E.L. James could have got any more successful than she actually is if she had gone out under this cover. But then again, who knows?


(Thanks to Mashable for tipping us off to this handy helping of hilarity.)

About Paul St John Mackintosh (1555 Articles)
Paul St John Mackintosh is a British poet, writer of dark fiction, and media pro with a love of e-reading. His gadgets range from a $50 Kindle Fire to his trusty Lenovo cell phone. Paul was educated at public school and Trinity College, Cambridge, but modern technology saved him from the Hugh Grant trap. His acclaimed first poetry collection, The Golden Age, was published in 1997, and reissued on Kindle in 2013, and his second poetry collection, The Musical Box of Wonders, was published in 2011.

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