Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Which Book Covers Are Best?
Don’t judge a book by its cover. Let’s face it: we all do. Don’t you? I know I can’t help from being swayed. The font, the design, the colors, the art, the pictures, the symbolism… Book covers stand for the words they hold inside. If they do their job right, covers help to sell those words, to get the books in our hands.
My husband and I love darting into a bookstore any chance we get. We look through covers, reading book jackets. Several book covers have caught my eye, compelling me to buy and read.
So, what works and what doesn’t? Let’s focus on what does work for you. I’d love to know. Perhaps there isn’t one type of book cover that beats the rest. But if you had to choose, which book covers are your favorite?
Please VOTE on the left-hand side of my blog (beneath the Quote of the Day). The poll will close on February 8th. I will post results. Choose from the following options (CLICK ON EACH OPTION FOR EXAMPLES):
2) Pictures of People's Faces (close-up of faces)
3) Pictures of Real People
4) Real Pictures of Scenery or Other
5) Paintings/Art (people, objects, scenery, etc…)
Walk down the aisles of your local bookstore. Pretend you have no prior knowledge of what the book contains inside. What jumps out at you? Here are a few covers that made me pause recently, either at the bookstore or while surfing online:
Also, check out a couple of Goodreads’ lists I found of Best Book Covers in 2010, and 2011.
Also, some articles I found on book covers while surfing the web here, here, and here.
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