Judging a Book by Its Cover: Fans, Publishers, Designers, and the Marketing of Fiction
Nicole Matthews, Nickianne Moody
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 - Literary Criticism - 191 pages
This collection argues that book covers - the wrapping of image, typography and puff prose that surround the written contents of a book - really matter. They matter because, despite the turn of phrase that admonishes us not to do it, as readers, we do indeed judge books by their covers.
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