You should never judge a book by its cover, unless of course you are deciding whether or not to read it. For before you read it, how else can you judge it?
Reviews on Amazon, recommendations by friends and the “blurb” on the back all help, but it’s the cover that has the first and potentially biggest impact.
So, given the critical importance of a book’s cover, I am pleased to reveal the cover of my forthcoming novel, The Yoga Sutras, to be published April 2014:
The Yoga Sutras is a darkly comic tale of sex, lies and spiritual enlightenment.
Dave has problems and yoga is just the latest. His wife communicates with him via Post-it notes, his six-year-old daughter torments him and tells him he’s a loser and his yoga teacher appears to be a physical incarnation of the Hindu Goddess of Creation and Destruction. Dave looks for answers to his problems in a book, and not just any book. The two-thousand year old Yoga Sutras is the Bible of yoga, but the more Dave reads, the less he understands. As he begins to hear voices and angels descend from the heavens, can Dave fathom the Yoga Sutras, save his marriage, learn to do yoga without falling over, and discover the secret of happiness before disaster strikes?
Warning – this book contains nudity, strong language and some scenes of a philosophical nature.
Any feedback would be much appreciated. Does the book cover work? Does the description attract or repel you, or both? How do you choose a book? Cover? Description? Reviews? I am eager to hear from you.