YA Ink- Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover?

We’ve all heard that wonderful saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” But with marketing these days cover designers know it’s more important than ever to get a gorgeous book cover. In fact, Goodreads even has a Top Book Covers chart that people can use to vote for their favorites. For self-publishers like me this means we have to be on the top of our game to deign our own book cover. But what about the readers? Are they really that influenced by book covers? Comment below and tell me what you think!

Have you ever bought a book based on its cover?

2 thoughts on “YA Ink- Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover?

  1. I don’t buy books based off it’s cover, but the cover is what gets me to take it off the shelf in the first place. The main thing I look for is a good summary, but if it has a bad cover, then it is hard to get me to check it anyway.

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