Maybe it’s just me? Or maybe you’ve wondered about this, too?
Read on and let me know in the comments.
I’ll start by saying I love a great book cover. It’s almost the most important part of the book.
Sure, we’d all like to think we don’t judge books by their covers, but really… we do. Of course, the inside is MOST important, but you’re never going to get to the inside if the outside is lousy.
Am I right?
Which is why book covers in this country continue to perplex me. Astonish me. Surprise me with the depths of terribleness to which they are allowed to sink.
To give you a sense of how awful things are, here is a fairly random sampling of some books in translation, so you can compare them to their English equivalents.