I know covers catch attention and 3d is in fashion. I have even bought a couple books that had a 3d image instead of flat, but is a 3d image a good or bad thing? Does a book in a 3d image catch your attention more? Or does it bug you that the book isn't laying flat?
I just reviewed a book not too long ago called Jack City. It's in a 3d form.
Do you think this is a trend will be seeing more of?
well my son is fully colour blind and 3D hurts his eyes and makes him feel sick. He doesn't see the 3D image just all the layers upon layers of colour. That's why he won't see a 3 D film or go on a 3D ride. As far as I know , no one has ever commented on this. Unless you know different?
I've actually never seen a book with a 3D cover, but I'm kind of skeptical about them. I don't really care for 3D films/images because they tend to give me a headache. I think that the whole 3D trend started because of the novelty of it, but I don't think it'll stick around for long.
Physically 3D or just visually? I'm guessing physically, in which case, I think anything that makes a book unique and interesting is a plus. On the other hand, they are a bummer to keep on your shelves. For me, for kids - cool idea. For my bookshelves, not so much.
I have Strabismus I don't see in 3d ever. So to me a 3D book cover is just a mess of images. It gives me a headache and I end up closing my right eye. I have a few 3D book covers and a friend gave me a 3D puzzle once that I could never do.
I think you mean a 3D image as in it looks like the book is physically there in the picture as opposed to just the flat coverart usually seen online. NOT a 3D image as in you have to look at it funny in order to make the image "pop out".
In answer to your question, I don't think I care one way or another really. I certainly wouldn't spend money to get a 3D image instead of a 2D one. But they don't put me off either.
Yes, that's the kind of 3d image I mean. Where it's not just a cover, but the picture looks like a book. I haven't seen many books doing it yet, but I don't know how I feel about it. Since the picture has to lean some, you don't get the full view. It also doesn't get as big. However, I don't know. It makes the book look kind of neat.
I just wanted to know what others thought about it. And instead I couldn't explain it right. Also, print books don't have that option so a 'flat image' would actually be the print while the 3d image would actually be the ebook. I don't know how I feel about that either in my twisted mind.:)
Oh, I see what you mean now. In that case, I prefer a flat image. The 3D ones make me think of the cheap sort of e-books that have been circulating the internet for years, the 'How to make a billion dollars from your blog', etc.