James Franco is Not in This Book
A lot less subtle than that "Now A Major Motion Film" sticker, these movie tie-in covers put well known actors face-forward on the cover. It's a great way to attract fans of the actor to check out the book. One of the best examples of this was the tie-in for William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying.
Instead of using actors faces some movie tie-ins pick an element synonymous with the series and implement them into tie-in cover. This is especially interesting choices for book The Hobbit and World War Z that featured well known actors who could have been displayed face first.
Slap The Authors Name On It
At a quick glance these images may look like just movie posters, but they aren't ! These are probably the most common type of tie-ins, where the only difference between the book cover and the poster is the addition of the author's name. These cover seems to be popular books featuring with ensemble casts. Although,you'd think Logan Lerman would have his own cover by now.
What are your favorite tie-in covers ? Do you own any of these ?