I'm not a cover-art-is-sacred person. As long as the text inside is the same, I'm generally fine with whatever appearance a new edition takes. But when a book close to my heart shows up with movie tie-in covers, I do have a negative reaction. It's like the movie is encroaching on the book, even negating the experience of those of us who loved the book on its own long before the movie came along. (I won't single out the movie that inspired this post, but it wasn't Eclipse.)
But then, as I often do, I find myself turning to the argument that anything that gets kids reading is a good thing. A book pimped out (metaphorically speaking) with images of a movie kids have seen, regardless of how faithful to the story, is pretty likely to catch those kids' eyes. If it gets them reading the book, then if it happens to be a really good book, so much the better, right?
What do you think?