Originally Posted by Damius
Thanks. I asked because I'm thinking about doing something with the cover art thread starting with volumes in 2014. I would like to make the thread more users friendly, since you are doing a lot of work in here. I asked how many volumes, since I wanted to know if it would be possible to do what I want to. But, now I know it is.
My second question, around when do you think will have cover art for January 2014?
Generally we see cover-art start appearing a few months before release date. Normally you don't see much further than 4 months ahead. There are exceptions, as VIZ tends to release in small batches and you'll see covers up until their most recent solicitations having cover-art (for example, Bokurano: Ours, volume 9
which isn't due out until September 17 already has the cover up). Most cover art starts showing up in the 2-month range before its release.
Basically, you're typically looking about a ballpark of 2 - 4 months before the volumes release, sometimes some variation with publishers. So you're looking at about August or September for covers to start trickling in for 2014.