The book and its cover – how often does the reality of the first live up to the promise of the second? The cover, of course, is a piece of advertising, designed to catch your eye and part you from your hard-earned cash. It can, and often does, promise you everything and anything. The book, when you read it, has to stand on its merits, not the hype of the cover. And that is when disappointment so often sets in.
I was thinking about this the other day when I bought a book purely on the strength of its beautiful cover, having barely glanced even at the blurb on the back. I don’t often buy books at the supermarket, but one look at this cover and I knew there was no way I was going home without it.
Book Covers Matter
As a writer myself, the knotty problem of what…
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