Yes, people really do judge a book by its cover - and I should know, because, surprisingly, I am one of those people. I oftentimes don't want to read or do want to read a book based on what the front looks like. The cover is the advertisement, so to speak - it is what draws people in, makes them pick up the book and scan the back in hopes of finding one to take home with them. That old saying 'Don't judge a book by its cover' isn't often heeded advice. :)
A book cover should tell the story that is within the novel.
So what do I look for in a book cover?
- Real People
- Bright Colors
- (Nice Font is a plus too)
Here are a few of my favorite book covers:
Karen Witemeyer's A Tailor-Made Bride
Melanie Dickerson's The Captive Maiden
John J. Horn's Brothers at Arms
I love all of Karen Witemeyer's book covers (whoever does hers is amazing!) and John Horn's, as well.
What do you look for in a book cover?