In my 87th installment of ‘Cover Love‘, I thought I’d do a post about cameras on book covers. Cameras have evolved drastically over the years. The older cameras evoke a feeling of nostalgia. Back then people used film, which then had to be developed, sometimes an expensive endeavor. Also, once the prints were developed, there was no guarantee that it was a good shot. Then, of course, if it was an indoor photo, you had to make sure you had some flash bulbs.
We are so spoiled in this digital age when it comes to cameras. We take thousands of photos. If it isn’t a good shot, then we just delete it and try again. Smart phones have assured that we almost always have access to a camera, so many more everyday moments are captured than in times past. Then, about the only time you carried a camera was if it was a special occasion, or if you were travelling.
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.
Are you tempted by any of these covers?
Have you read one of these titles and absolutely LOVED it?
Please let me know in the comments.
And don’t forget to check out any of the other previous 86 installments of Cover Love, many of which have been updated since they were first published.