It’s official: you really can judge a book by its cover
May 30, 2008
According to a Zogby poll of 8,000 adults, 52 percent said they have picked up a book based solely on its cover. Personally, I think that’s low. I’ll admit it. I’ve noticed most new books (the ones I’ve never heard of) based on a neat looking cover. Then I check out the back cover copy, maybe skim the first page and decide right then to buy it or leave it behind at the store.
Makes me wonder – are you seduced by a pretty cover? A catchy title? Or something else entirely?
And I’ll tell you who will get a brand spanking new copy of The Accidental Demon Slayer, with the words Advanced Reading Copy stamped on the front of it – Marjorie Banes. Yay Marjorie.
Stay tuned. Michelle Rowen, the fabulously talented author of Lady & The Vamp is stopping by for a visit. She’s written three books in the Immortality Bites series, along with a very fun and creative stand-alone book, Angel With Attitude. And she has some new projects to tell us about. Off to go straighten up my headlines, dust off the comments section and get everything into tip top shape for our guest.