Judging Books by Their Covers

July 9, 2006

Book Covers Work Only If You See Them
Sarah Dunant recounts in the Guardian: “Like most writers, I remember it as a kind of blooding: eager new author walks into bookshop on first day of publication…and the rite of passage concludes with the writer ferreting out the one available copy and shifting it to front table (only to discover that the next day it has been shifted back).” She has more fame, and her book has a designer. The cover looks great. Does it matter? Read on.

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