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Today I want to talk about covers.
Book covers are the main reason why I would be devastated if e-books completely eliminate physical books from the market. I know that e-books have covers as well, and they're just as beautiful, but I can't line them up on my bookshelf and stare at them when I'm supposed to be writing at my desk.
I went to the Southern Kentucky Book Fest a couple weekends ago, and as I wandered through the enormous room filled with tables and tables of books stacked upon books---I was again reminded of just how important the cover is. I had a (very sweet and not at all impatient, no sir) child pulling me along, and there just wasn't time to stop and study each book. While I forced her to stop at each and every YA table, once we got past them, I had to rely solely on the cover's ability to catch my eye in order to stop long enough to check it out.
For me, the cover is everything. At a time when many authors don't have huge marketing budgets, the cover might be the only chance we have to grab a reader's attention.
I know we all have different tastes in covers. Personally, I like a cover that gives me a few clues to the plot of the book--not just a picture of the main character or half a face or something. With that in mind, here are a few of my favorites:
Do you find yourself drawn to certain kinds of covers? What are some of your favorites, recent and overall? Don't forget to look for our discussion on Twitter under #MIsfitPepRally!