Monday, September 07, 2009

Beautiful Book Covers

I don't know why I've never thought about writing some comments on book covers since pretty much every author comes to that inescapable and sometimes trying stage of attempting to either dovetail or separate their personal artistic and communication preferences from those of the publisher. You feel torn between your own sense of things and trusting the marketing genius of the publisher (usually much better at these things than the author). But covers can feel quite personal because they make the book's first impression. And let's face it, we do judge books by their covers. And the judgment matters for whether or not someone actually picks up and leafs through your work.

While I've never thought about writing a post on book covers, this guy has. Before you click over, please know there is one objectionable title and book cover listed. If you decide to click over (even if you don't), let Him know (and me) what you think about book covers.

1 comment:

dave bish said...

Thabiti, you should try The Book Design Review for some great covers.

Dave