Now that I work in publishing, I look past the covers a little bit more than I used to. I pick up books I wouldn't have picked up before. I spend more time reading the backs and the first pages than ever. I know how many different factors are taken into account when designing a cover and why those factors sometimes don't align with my personal taste. So as someone in "the know," I try not to let covers cloud my judgement of a title.
A good cover can always suck me in.
|Poppy, October 2011|
|Dutton, June 2011|
I'm reading Imaginary Girls now and WOW...this writing is *gorgeous*. I hope to snag a copy of Bunheads as soon as ARCs are available. And then I'll let you guys know what I think.
Because the only thing that catches my attention more than covers is a personal recommendation.
How about you guys? What makes you pick up a book?