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Do you think the book cover is “dead”? Do you care whether the “covers” on digital books exist or not? (based on this article)
No, I don't think the book cover is 'dead'. People are very attracted to the cover. It's like buying anything, the packaging has to attract you. In this case, the 'packaging' is the cover. If you were buying, say, a PS3 game or some other video game, you would want a nice box. You wouldn't be as inclined to buy it if it was a plain plastic box with nothing but the name printed on it. I can say that I have picked up books for the cover. I know, we shouldn't judge a book by it's cover but it's human nature, we do.
On the other hand, I don't think book covers are as important for e-books. You can't browse an e-book store as effectively as you can with a regular bookstore, so usually you know what book you're buying without having to check out the cover. Though, covers on free e-books do help. Why would you take something free if you didn't like it? I do like the covers on e-books but I wouldn't be as upset about i if they got rid of them compared to what I'd be like if they did it to print books.
What are your thoughts? Share it in the comments!