Thursday’s Events

The BTT question of the week is:

CAN you judge a book by its cover?

Well, I believe you can, but only to a certain point.

As far as I know, authors don’t have much say, if any, regarding their book covers. That leads to images that don’t always relate or illustrate the story in any way, so I don’t think that the image itself (I’m talking about the theme here) should be taken into consideration while buying a book – unless you’re talking about an erotic book with a very explicit image, as you can’t read those anywhere (yay, ebooks!)-.

What you CAN take in consideration is the quality and type of the image. For instance, the CGI covers represents a low-budget, usually for new authors (maybe new publishers too? I’m not sure). Mainstream authors use photos and their images and highly edited.

If you see it that way, you can know a LOT about book by judging/analysing its cover. It would be far too excessive to judge the author’s work by an image he had nothing to do with most of the times.  To judge the BOOK, the author’s work, it’s CORE, you have to read it – sorry, there’s no other way!


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3 thoughts on “Thursday’s Events

  1. Hi;
    Thanks for stopping by at my blog.
    I love visitors and comments.
    As Reading Romances, did you notice that I am having a giveaway for “The Lucky One” by Sparks. It’s a first ed. hard cover and is going to be made into a movie so might be collectible, please stop back and be a part of the giveaway. The more the merrier.
    Mike

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