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Bookish Confession: I Don’t Get Cover Buying

Hello to the void!

Let me backtrack and say that I do understand the concept of cover buying. I do get why people want to own and read books that have beautiful and/or interesting covers what I don’t get is buying a book based on cover alone.

I have the utmost respect for anybody who is able to see a book and purchase it without knowing what it’s about, but my brain it doesn’t . . . . do that. While we’re on the topic of not know what a book is about, I also don’t understand readers who say they don’t know what a book is about because they prefer to go into a book not knowing much. I don’t get it.

I have questions:

  1. What pulled you into the story if not the synopsis? (I know we’re talking about cover buying here but there must be something else right? Right!?
  2. What happens if you don’t like the story? Are you more disappointed that you would be if you knew what you were getting into? Do you keep the book?
  3. Don’t your thoughts spiral into a confusing mess filled with questions like the ones I just asks and others like them?

I might be projecting with that last question (I’m almost certain I’m projecting) but I really don’t get it. The closest I can get to cover buying is being drawn in by a cover and then reading the synopsis. If you cover buy, let me know what goes on it your mind, even if its that you don’t have to think about it. I’m genuinely curious.

That’s All I Got,Danielle.


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