In June, I’m partaking in a bookish Instagram challenge here on the blog. Pictures are required (because Instagram), so I’ll post a pic with some explanation or other every day. The challenge is courtesy of Bookriot. And if you’ve got Instagram and want to see what other people come up with, just check #riotgrams.
27 – Retro Cover Fun
The cover of The Colorado Kid by Stephen King has a retro, pulp fiction-y vibe that I like. But what I really feel about the book, you can read in my guest post I wrote for Divine Magazine a few months back. Here’s the link to it: Chekhov’s Gun, Or Tying Up Loose Ends 🙂
Covers are fun and important, but I think that blurbs are more important. A cover can be hideous, but if the blurb is great I’ll read it anyway. Which is good, because I’ve discovered a couple of my favorite authors this way—by ignoring the ugly cover and finding a gem behind it.
But on the other hand: not even the most beautiful cover can save the crappiest book. Turd is still turd, even when polished 😀
What do you think is more important? Covers or blurbs?