This week I am giving away We All Married Idiots..... at my site.
I am the kind of person that loves a beautiful book cover. I also find myself pulled in, by a title that makes me laugh or draws my interest.
Are these things enough to make you buy the book, or do you need to connect more towards the story? Do you feel it's it all hype and then no delivery? Is the way to sell a book all smoke and mirrors (title and cover) or the substance inside? Would you even look twice at a book if it didn't look good on the outside?
No, it's not enough. But that being said, I will rarely pick up a book without either a good title or a good cover. But that just gets me to pick it up and read the back cover or the front page excerpt. I make my decision from there.
So, yes the title and cover is important to catch potential readers' eyes, but I don't think it's enough to get them to actually read it without a good synopsis/blurb as well.
Sometimes. One example: I was looking for something to read at my library and there was a book on the shelf that had bluebonnets on the cover; the book was Hill Country. I have lived in the Austin area and have been to the Hill Country of Texas many times. A good read.