Once again, I was late writing this post, and as I was searching my drafts for inspiration on the next topic, this comment came through my inbox… “That is one of those covers that would make me buy the book without even checking the back cover or anything.” The statement was made of the cover of BY ROYAL COMMAND by Laura Navarre on our Facebook page. I know how that commenter feels. The first time I saw that cover in my inbox and gasped. It took my breath away, it was so beautiful and lush and rich. The perfect cover for a sweeping historical romance!
But though I’ve heard people say that cover art is important in drawing them in to find out more about a book, and that sometimes they do judge a book by its cover if the cover is B.A.D., I’m uncertain if I recall anyone ever saying a cover caused them to buy a book, or might cause them to buy a book, without knowing much else about it.
So I’m curious, you tell us…have you ever bought a book based on the cover art alone? What book was it?
And in case you’re wondering, this is the beautiful cover art that prompted this discussion: