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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Cover Makeovers

SLJ has an interesting article on the power of a book cover: Operation Facelift: Cover Makeovers Can Be the Fountain of Youth for Many Titles.
What do you think? Do you buy books because of their covers?

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Blogger Angela said...

I don't buy them because of their covers, but I pick them up to read the jacket because of their covers...

2:26 PM  
Blogger Jackie Davis said...

I'd say it helps! as a former career graphic desinger, I would have to say updated covers help and a good design will attract or put off a potential buyer.

My kids do this (they cant read yet). They see the books with an attractive cover and ask me to read it.

my 2 cents,
jackie davis

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Aidana WillowRaven said...

I've heard it somewhere than B&N did a study on it, but I can't prove or verify the validity of the rumor, but supposedly 70% of all book sales can credit the cover design for at least some portion of the sale.

But again, it may be just an urban legend ... lol.

What I do know is many book are re-covered when a re-release is done. Stephen King books do it all the time.

9:52 AM  

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