Thursday, March 27, 2008
Cover - Up
Booking Through Thursday
This week’s question comes from Julie, who asks:
While acknowledging that we can’t judge books by their covers, how much does the design of a book affect your reading enjoyment? Hardcover vs. softcover? Trade paperback vs. mass market paperback? Font? Illustrations? Etc.?
Honestly, most of the books does not a affect my reading enjoyment. However, most books that I own are auto buy authors. So I normally don't worry about the covers and I buy books. I admit that most hardcover have a interesting and beautiful covers (example: Outlander series cover, Nora Roberts stand alone covers..etc.)so I'm more attracted to books cover that show eye catching, strong and bold details. Some paperbacks have some pretty cover too, like Lora Leigh's Killer Secrets for example.
I don't pay attention to design, front or illustrations unless it part of series that had them done exactly alike. Anne Stuart's ICE books for example have some likeness covers together. I just dislike it, when the themes design are matched similar in cover and than suddenly changed for something different. I may not like it for awhile, but may like it later.
Saying all this, usually I don't let the design, illustration of front bother me. I just usually auto buy my books from favorite authors most of the times.
How about you?
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