I was filling out an online poll that asked “Which catches your attention when looking for a book?” The choices were title, cover and back cover summary. That kind of threw me because I usually pick up a book based on the author’s name. Maybe that’s a romance reader thing?
Anyway, it was tough for me to decide between title and cover. Either one will make me pick up the book and look at the back cover summary. And if I pick up the book to read the back, then there’s a good chance I’ll take the next step and look at the first page. The more I read, the more likely I’ll buy the book.
So how did I answer the poll? I decided the cover is what catches my attention.
What about you?
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Question: What catches your attention when looking for a book? The title, the cover or the back cover summary?
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**Update: Congratulations to Yazmin Rangel! Her name was chosen using random.org. Thanks to everyone for sharing how they choose a book.**