Does Book Cover Matter?

In as much as people say, “never judge a book by its cover,” many still judge books by their covers. This is a fact that we cannot escape. Therefore, you should know that a book’s cover matters just like the content of the book.

You’ll probably asking yourself how a book cover matters. Well, we will look at the benefits of having an attractive book cover.

Here are the leading benefits an author gets for having an attractive book cover:

Becomes a marketing tool-

The primary function of any book cover is marketing. A book cover is an important marketing tool that any serious author should not ignore. It is important to note that a book cover doesn’t give authors an opportunity to display their favorite colors or their inner life characters. To make it an effective marketing tool, authors should make it convincing to people since it is their number one sales tool.

Highlights the genre-

Another benefit of having an attractive book cover is that it gives author an opportunity to highlight the genre of their book. By simply looking at the cover, a person can know the genre of the book. This makes it easy to classify the book into its right genre.

Gives authors an opportunity to show their photos-

Some authors take advantage of the book cover to display their photos. This is also another marketing technique used by authors. There is a way in which showing a photo could influence readers to buy a book. So long as it is done in a professional manner, it adds value to the book.

Makes the book attractive-

A book cover also matters because it makes a book attractive. It is important to have a great cover that will attract more readers. Without a book cover, readers will not be enticed to buy a book.

Therefore, the importance of book covers is closely tied to their marketing function since their primary function is  to help generate more sales.

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22 replies on “Does Book Cover Matter?

  • ben

    nice content. I particularly that part that you mentioned that “Judging a book by its cover is a fact that we cannot escape. In all, I enjoy your style of writing.

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  • angelina

    “The primary function of any book cover is marketing. A book cover is an important marketing tool that any serious author should not ignore”. Based on my personal experience, i agree with you on this point. thanks for sharing

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  • EMMANUEL

    To make an effective marketing tool, i would advice authors to get it right with their book cover. the fortunate thing is that it won’t cost a fortune to get one done for you. Google is your friend. nice post tho.

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  • rodger junior

    Another great advantage of having a brilliant and attractive book cover is that it gives one an opportunity to easily highlight the genre of the book for natural admiration and attraction.

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  • elizabeth

    An excellent book cover makes it easy for you to classify your book into its right genre. I had to learn this the hard way.
    Awesome content!!!

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  • rooney mark

    In as much as people say, “never judge a book by its cover,” many still judge books by their covers.
    Am part of those “many” that judge a book by its cover before buying it with my hard earned money.

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  • dotman

    for me, the priority that i give to the book’s cover is 40%, while the content takes 60%. I just leanrt something here and thanks for sharing.

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  • mark herny

    It should be noted that a nice book cover does not give you an opportunity to play with colors. Its an opportunity to attract more buyers.

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  • marvella

    A good book cover matter because it is an opportunity for authors like myself to show case some of our lovely and catchy photos for awareness.

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  • peter

    one of the best reasons why a book cover matters is because it makes a book look attractive and appealing. I see no reason why anyone should no embrace the act of making a good book cover.

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  • Fredick

    Another great content. I have been ignoring the reasons why i should hire a graphic designer for my book cover. I have seen important reasons why i should call a designer right away.

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  • tan anna

    I think this issue of book cover is over-rated. What really matters to me is the price and the content of the so called book. “my humble submission”

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  • alexander brown

    A good cover might have useless content. once a cover is above 50% in quality and design, then i see no reason why i won’t buy the book.

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  • moses

    It is very easy to design a book cover. If you don’t know how to do it, go and learn it or learn how to outsource. A good cover alone can make you beat your competitors.

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  • mancini

    A book cover matters because if you don’t have an awesome cover design, I won’t buy your books. even if the pages are just 10, I don’t mind to see a lovely design.

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  • Louidjie Elie

    I do not judge the books on the covers but on the other hand a good presentation of the cover of a book it attracts the readers

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