Courtesy of Browsing Book Covers with Maryde
Today I'd like to Welcome Téa Cooper. Tell us what Book you are currently reading.
I'm reading the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. A dictionary of Buckish slang, university wit and pickpocket eloquence! Compiled originally by Captain Grose "and now considerably altered and enlarged, with the modern changes and improvements by a member of The Whip Club, assisted by Hell-fire Dick and James Gordon Esqs. of Cambridge and William Soames Esq. of The Hon. Society of Newman's Hotel".
Is it a traditional print or e-book?
It's an e-book, amazingly!
Did the cover have any influence at all on you choosing this story? If so - would you like to share?
Absolutely not. I have to admit on this occasion it was the title that got me.
Which elements first catch your eye when you are scrolling through the 1000’s of Books to choose from on the WWW or at your favourite Book Store?
Simplicity. An easy to read title and author. Anything that stands out from the crowd.
Do you feel the Background Colour plays an important role in attracting potential buyers (like yourself) to a book?
I believe the background colour is really important, especially for an ebook because the images are usually small. Currently I'm in favour of lighter coloured backgrounds or covers. For a while all covers seemed to be dark and brooding and very similar. There's a lot more variety now.
Could you give us an example of one of your favourite Bookcovers and tell us what drew you to it? What makes it stand out among the others?
My current favourite is The Last Galdiatrix by Eva Scott. I love the white background and the way the character dominates the cover.
Have you ever bought a book that had an amazing cover but the story didn’t deliver?
A cover might draw me to the book initially but I don't usually buy without reading the blurb and an excerpt.
And have you purchased a book that had an insignificant cover and yet the story blew you away?
Does my Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue answer this question? I guess it's not a novel but I think the cover could be a bit more inspired!
Interesting that some Non-Fiction Books can be very streamline and functional in the design department. Thinking of the encyclapedia's we had as children. :)
Thank-you Téa for taking the time to share your views with us here.
And thanks for having me! Great spot you have here.
:) Please share an image of one of the covers of your own Published or yet to be Published, Bookcover with us?
The Protea Boys releases on May 3rd and I am thrilled with the cover.
And I can see why you are smitten - it is a gorgeous cover. This is the Buy link to follow www.teacooperauthor.com
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