Judge a Book By Its Cover December 2, 2009Posted by pupfiction in Uncategorized.
Tags: art, books
A self-proclaimed “label whore” whose purchase of wine usually depends far more upon label art than taste, I was struck by Amazon’s compilation of the best book covers of 2009. While scrolling through nominees I began to add some to my TBR and (lo and behold!) realized I was judging a book by its cover. Turns out publishers aren’t just brainy readers and luddites; they understand marketing as much as the next guy (or gal). But has the publishing industry always been so savvy, or is this the latest consequence of our consumerist culture? It would seem from the evolution of cover art that the former is true. Proving my point is this great gallery of book covers from the i09 blog showcasing 16 Science Fiction book covers and how they have changed over the years.
What’s your favorite book cover of all time?