In my 86th installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I thought I’d do a post about telephones on book covers. Telephones have evolved drastically over the years. The older phones evoke a feeling of nostalgia. Back then, telephones were the only fast method of communicating with another person – unlike today with the internet, social media, texting, etc.
Due to my ‘ancient’ age, I can remember many of the different permutations of the phone. When I was VERY small, we lived in a rural area and had an old wooden phone with a party line. Then as I started school, we had one of those rotary dial wall phones with long curly cord. When I went out with my friends, my mother always made sure I had a dime in my penny loafers so that if I needed to, I could call home on a pay phone. When I was a teenager, I had what they used to call a ‘princess’ phone with push buttons. Now, I along with millions of others, have a ‘smart’ phone with instant access to the internet, which takes photos, etc.
They say you can never have a second chance to make a good first impression. A book’s cover does just that – gives a first impression. A good cover can make a reader pick up a book. A bad cover can leave the book at the very bottom of a dusty pile.
The covers of novels entice the reader to enter a different world. Covers are, after all, the way the publisher ‘hooks‘ the reader into choosing one book over countless others.
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And don’t forget to check out any of the other previous 85 installments of Cover Love, many of which have been updated since they were first published.