Jun 18, 2012

Musing Monday

This week’s musing…

"I read an article, this past week, about book covers, and the difference between print & digital covers; about how the digital covers have almost disappeared entirely, while publishers decide to just skip right to the content.

What do you think about this? Do you think the book cover is “dead”? Do you care whether the “covers” on digital books exist or not?

If you have the time, read the article and then share your thoughts! "

I'm not sure how they come up with this information, but I hope the book cover never dies. The cover is what draws me in; it's what makes me read the 'blurb' and ultimately buy the book. There's nothing I love more than opening up my Kobo or Kindle app and seeing all the colorful squares that fill my digital library, and if I'm looking for a particular story, I always look for that familiar cover that pulled me in in the first place.

I don't view my ebooks a whole lot differently than my hard copies. My 'real' books are kinda like a work of art to me, filling up my bookshelf with all kinds of unique colors and tones, and more importantly, when I see the cover, the story comes flooding back to me and I can relive those moments. Same for my digital library.

I don't think the cover is dead, and I hope they never see it as a nonessential element in digital books.

Happy Reading Everyone :)

~ Keely ~


  1. Anonymous6/18/2012

    Same for me! I'd rather open up my application and see a whole row of pretty covers coloring the page, rather than just plain white content pages staring back at me! Hope they won't remove the digital covers!!! >.<

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  2. YES I agree, they are a work of art! I get excited to when I see the new books downloaded onto my Fire! I love looking at the covers on my Touch, I hate that the Touch has no covers to see on your list, but at least I can click through and find them!


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  3. I totally agree, I don't want them to do without the covers, I need them! Great answer. Here's my Musing

  4. I really love your answer! It's how I feel, too!

  5. So true. Seeing a cover makes the story come back to you.


  6. I do have some concerns for the future of covers with the growth of e-books and I think it is sad. There are many good points about e.-books but thre is also a sameness to how they look and 'feel'.


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