How important is the cover of your book?
Personally, I think it’s very important. I certainly look at covers before I buy a book. I also look at the back cover blurb, the opening page and a random page within the book.
But I admit that the cover can push me one way or the other when it comes to buying the book.
A friend of mine, Bill Wheeless, sent a link to Abe Books’s “50 Iconic Book Covers.”
They’re mostly covers from older books. I’m not sure some of them are compelling enough to work in today’s world, but it’s interesting to see what Abe Books feels has stood the test of time among book covers.
Link over and see what you think.
4 months ago