A few days ago I overheard a customer telling her friend that she only buys books based on the look of the cover. She said that if the book doesn’t have a cover that’s appealing to her then it can’t be very good (as in, to her taste). She reasoned that an author works hard on writing the book and making it great, therefore she believes the cover will be great too. I guess she found a selection process that works for her but I can’t help but think of all the authors who don’t have a say in choosing their covers or the graphics and feel sad that she might overlook a really good book because the cover doesn’t appeal to her aesthetic values.
I realize I’m asking the age-old question, but it’s relevant now more than ever. It’s not so much about, dare I say it, “judging a book by its cover,” but about how important the look and feel of a book is to you. How important is it and what do you base your decisions on?
While you ponder that, take a look at this site. (Thanks, Lucia.)
Posted by Donna