Book Blogger Hop: Cover vs Synopsis

This week’s questions comes to us from Julie @ JadeSky) who asks:

Are you more likely to choose to read a book based on the synopsis, or the cover?

If I actually read the synopsis, then it will carry more weight than the cover, but the cover is what gets me to pick up the book in the first place…

Also, this is terrible, but if the cover looks too amateurish, then I will possibly not be swayed by a good synopsis. This goes to my belief that if you don’t care enough about the work to give me more than WordArt over a photo that you grabbed from google images, then I might suspect that you didn’t care all that much about the quality of your writing. I know. I’m a snob.

I guess that all points to cover, doesn’t it?

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book-related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog

2 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop: Cover vs Synopsis

  1. Agreed, I usually am drawn to read a synopsis based on the book’s cover. Sometimes, though, I’ll read a review where the cover is posted further down the page, or (like in a magazine) not shown at all, and then the synopsis can drawn me in without having seen the cover. So for me, I guess it’s more of a combination. I will also buy books where I don’t like the cover… but in those cases I’m a LOT more likely to get the ebook instead of the physical book, since I don’t want book covers I don’t like on my shelves. 😉

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  2. A good cover will give the book a head start, but I do read blurbs for books with covers that I am indifferent to. I whole heartedly agree that a very shoddy cover does turn me off a book regardless of blurb.

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