Perhaps I am the only guilty party here, but maybe I’m not.
I love books. I not only write them, I savor them. Reading is a part of my life that I will treasure always. I love falling within the pages of a great book. If I get lost in the story, then I know that I have chosen a keeper. Often one that requires a second and third reading in the future. I can certainly savor the same book more than once…easily.
Although I own a Kindle and I love it, nothing will ever replace a hardcover or paperback book for me. I love to turn real pages more than clicking the arrow button to move on. I’m old school and I’m totally okay with that.
The cover of a book is often what draws me in at first. When I scan the library shelves or the sea of books at Barnes and Noble, I focus on the image first…the summary on the back, second…and a “taste” of the intro, third…before heading to the check out counter.
For eBooks that I purchase, I glance at the image first, the summary second and the reviews third.
A book cover is what pulls me in each and every time.
Here is an example:
This is the UK adult version of The Deathly Hallows (yawn…)
This is the book cover most of us are quite familiar with (and that I LOVE). The colors, the imagery…it just pulls you in. This book cover begs you to look inside.
How important is the image on the front of a book for you? Do you ever choose a book based solely on what the cover portrays? Would love to hear your thoughts on this.