Monday, March 19, 2012

Musing Mondays


This week’s musing asks…

Would you choose to review a book if its description sounded interesting but the cover was terrible?


I don't really pay attention to book covers. Since I review a lot of indie books I've learned not to put too much weight into the book's design. I know that self-published authors don't necessarily have the means to hire a professional to do their books' artwork, and it would not be fair to refuse to review their novels on that.






9 comments:

barklesswagmore said...

I'm with you, it's the blurb and a snippet of the writing that will hook me. It's pretty easy to ignore a bad cover on an ebook too which helps ;)

Beth said...

Good for you for reviewing indie books!

Kriss Morton-Weekley said...

I review indie books and I may take that into consideration but there are a lot of ways just as their our at finding editors as there are at finding artists. Here is mine I do not think I did take it all into conieration but I had an evil librarian PTSD related panic attack while reading. no seriously! http://cabingoddess.com/2012/03/musing-mondays-march-19

JC Jones said...

I agree. It is what is inside that counts. Thanks for dropping by.

Kwizgiver said...

I don't review books, so I guess I am a bit of a cover snob.

Gigi Ann said...

Since I got my Nook and Kindle I read the synopsis of the book, sometimes I don't even know what the cover looks like.

caite said...

the blurb matters more than the cover but might it keep me from picking it up in the first place..yep.

Abigail@The Story Factory Reading Zone said...

Totally agree, it can be really hard for indie authors to get a good cover.

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog post.

Keely Mahaffey said...

Great answer.. I enjoy a pretty cover, but definitely wouldn't turn down a book because it didn't have one..

Thanks for stoppin' by :)

~Keely~