Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy-for-Books.
This week's question is: Do you judge a book by its cover?
It’s hard not to, as it’s the first thing we see. The book cover is the publishing house’s greatest marketing tool, as it is the most visual, and therefore often the most memorable part of a book. It’s interesting to compare book covers for the same book in different countries. Sometimes I like the US cover better, sometimes not, and the variance in covers can make the character of the book seem so different. If I was in another country and saw a different cover on a book that I had been attracted to with the US cover, I may have the opposite reaction and never read it. In fact, this happened to me when I was living in Scotland. My reaction to the US and UK covers of a certain book was very different. So yes, the cover matters immensely, which is a shame, because the author seldom has any say in what his or her book ultimately looks like.