Raven asks What about covers?

Raven’s ramblings and her Thursday thoughts…

A cover to die for or a cover to cry for?

As in, how important is a cover anyway?

There are more than two schools of thought on this. Think for a sec and then answer this,

What do you look at first when you are thinking of buying a book?

Author photo

Is it the cover? Or the author? The blurb? The fact your best mate loved it/hated it/is the author?

Or a combination of any of the above?

There’s no right or wrong answer by the way. It’s just something to think about.

Okay you might like a cover, or even shock horror, hate it. Although that is very, very, unlikely with the fantastic Evernight covers. But would it sway you to buy the book?

I suspect it could. A hot sexy bloke, a luscious female, a kitten or a house you’ve always dreamed of living in.

I know if you give me a Johnny Depp look alike I’m a puddle of goo.

sexy pirate

Add Scottish hills or a Caribbean island, or Table Mountain in Cape Town and I’m hooked.

Mind you whispers I can also admit things put me off. And I can honestly say I’ve not seen it on an Evernight cover. Men in skirts pretending it’s a kilt. No, not for me.

So a very short post this week…

A cover to die for or a cover to cry for.

Would you buy a book without a cover? I have one on Amazon at the moment, (or I did as I wrote this,) up for pre-order and it’s sold a few. Would it have sold more without a cover? Who knows, as it’s not out yet for a couple of months.

And of course there is the old adage, never judge a book by its cover.

What do you think?

Happy reading with or without drooling over a cover,

Love R x



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