Dishing Junk is a feature on the PJV where we dish it out! The girls and I have realized that we need a place to sort of vent our book & book blogger troubles. It might be something small and inconsequential that we thought was inappropriate to mention in a review – or it might be a genre-wide gush. This is going to be where we dish it out.
Judging a book by its cover.
Authors might not want to believe it, but
Yes! I do it. I judge a book by its cover. The fact that I look at an author’s cover and start to dry heave a little bit is not going to
tempt me to buy the book.
My logical interpretation of funky book covers usually goes back to a business analogy.
When I hire for a position at my company I do interviews. No matter how good that person’s references and experience is, if they come to the job interview dressed like a character from Star War or a total slob I’m not going to hire them…
Compare that to a book cover. I look at this cover and it looks like your ten year old drew it, why would I buy it? Even if you offer it for free, if the cover is shoddy, the writing will probably be shoddy…or at least that is how I view it. Call me wrong or a cover snob, but that is how I feel.
Here are some covers that inspired WTF moments…do you feel the same way?
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