- Judging a book by its cover
You can't help but swoon over a gorgeous cover, hope and pray that the book lives up to a cover that makes you want to pet and hug it to death. I've bought books based on the cover alone. I'm sure a lot of people have. But lately, I look for covers that actually have something to do with the book. In the era of "Girl in Dress" on book covers, I will read the book, waiting for the scene where girl in a beautiful ball gown on the cover kicks zombie ass while wearing the dress. I tend to get disgruntled when the girl and the dress never shows up in the book. And seriously, if Milla Jovovich can do it while having perfect hair and makeup, so can the book, darn it. Some may say, "What in the hell does a glowing flower have to do with Half-Blood?" I got lucky with my cover design. It actually does have something to do with the book. A good cover does catch my eye, but does it determine if I now buy a book? I'm not sure. Maybe a little?
- An author blurb
- The book jacket synopsis
- Trend Comparsions
So what do you base your buying decisions on?
- Book Cover
- Trend Comparisons
- Or something else?
Don't forget to check my blog on Sunday for an exclusive excerpt from CURSED and a swag giveaway, kicking off an awesomely cool blog job.
Also on Tuesday at 6:30pm EST I will be doing a live Q&A session on BLOGTV and I will have a copy of Half-Blood to giveaway!