The Heidi Thorne Show

Do Readers Really Judge a Book By Its Cover? | Episode 103

August 27, 2019

Do readers really judge a book by its cover these days? I contend they don't. I explain why in this rant on self published authors' obsession with book cover design.

YouTube video:

Timestamp show notes (click on timestamp to view segment on YouTube):

0:11 Authors are obsessed with their book covers

0:53 Why I think readers don't judge a book by its cover these days

1:12 Why your book cover matters less on Amazon

2:48 How your book cover could make you lose money

4:10 The era of author branding

6:12 Your book cover is just packaging

Blog: Should You Hire a Graphic Designer for Your Book Cover Design?