What do you look for in a good book cover?

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Re: What do you look for in a good book cover?

Post by Moonlight91 » 19 Jun 2018, 03:36

The cover must say something about the story but not give away too much. :D There is the saying: don't judge a book by its cover - but let's be honest... we wouldn't go for a book in the store if the cover is not to our liking.

I tend to pick up books with very simple designs. The cover shouldn't be to overloaded.

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Post by TaaraLynn » 22 Jun 2018, 12:19

If I know a movie is a book first and I'm interested in it, I'll go for it/look for it regardless. Other than that, I mostly have a description in my mind of what I want to read, and I search words or genres along those lines. If I am in a bookstore/library, I'll go into that section, look at spine titles, try my luck, and go straight to the back of the book for the summary.

Then, I go by authors I like. And sometimes by books that have chapter previews within them.
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Post by JazmynElizabeth » 23 Jun 2018, 03:32

Has to be eye-catching. If it's a crime fic, bloody clothes, silhouettes, knives, etc are a great way. Simple designs tend to be more eye-catching for me .
But I won't even look at a book if the font of the title doesn't perfectly match the picture. That's the main thing.
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Post by palilogy » 06 Jul 2018, 19:25

Compelling or simple imagery does it for me.
I hate when there is too much going on and the font and illustrations are all over the place.

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Post by kgj » 09 Jul 2018, 06:52

A good book cover it should have a sense of attraction ,precise and simple for a reader

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