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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Amo1, Oct 8, 2018.
Do you judge a book by its cover?
It's not an easy question to answer.
Sure, if I am browsing through a bookstore, a book with an attractive cover will attract my attention.
But then, I will only make the final decision to purchase the book after reading through the first few pages.
So, having an attractive book cover will help sales somewhat.
Some writers, authors, complain that the cover doesn't truly represent the essence of their books. But they can do nothing about it because publishers often have the final word. How should we resolve this issue?
I would like to suggest: Proud City: The Unaware Revolution as an example.
Since I almost always identify a book I want to read, I never care what the cover looks like. But if I were browsing, I might be put off by covers that seem too garish. This is a huge problem with most mystery and crime novels. For example, I love Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli and Isles mysteries. But many of the covers feature sexually charged images of women. I don't think that's really needed.
Only once recently, for
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat - Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat and Wendy McNaughton.
Strictly on impulse, a quick browse of the contents looked like a pleasant way to learn something about the mysteries of the topic.
I often do the same and then reexamine the cover.
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