Imagine learning about books without first seeing them… Intrigued?

This looks like a fun way to find new books.


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It’s nearly impossible to discover a new book and learn about it without first seeing the cover.

  • In the bookstore, this was a necessity. (Unless you put on a blindfold, opened the book, and then removed the blindfold.)
  • In principle, online bookstores don’t need to show you the cover first. But they do anyway. It’s a marketing strategy. That visual appeal generates interest, helps generate spontaneous purchases, and cover design tricks can even send subconscious messages.

And thus, we see books and judge them before we know anything else about them.

But they do serve a valuable purpose.

  • A good cover is the author’s way of showing, at a glance, that the author cares enough about the book to invest in it, and that the author has put forth some effort at least in the cover design.
  • If the cover reflects a lack of…

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About mgill0627

I've always been a story teller. This made for some interesting missing homework and late for curfew tales. But I've never had a head for the pedantic rules of grammar and spelling. This made for some interesting comma placement and spelling choices. About ten years ago I decided to figure out how to share my stories, in spite of my shortcomings. I'm lucky to have great colleagues who can help me with the fine details. My favorite class in school was American History. The Colonial Cat's series gives me a chance to write about the great history of the United States and cats!
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