How important are book covers in getting you to read a book?
The question is, who still reads an actual book nowadays? Honestly, I still do. I love the feel of the binding of the book and the different textures of the cover especially if the print is raised or smooth. I like turning the pages and sometimes folding the corners down if the book contains information I want to reread later. I am an avid reader and I just like holding the book in my hands, leaving the book turned face down to mark my page if I am interrupted, I like to sit in a comfortable space with a cup of tea and just read away.
To answer the above question, if I find a book that may not have an appealing cover I usually read the inner flap or the back cover to get an idea of what the book will be about. Scanning the inner pages also gives you additional information about the book and may influence you to purchase the book. If the cover is appealing and the mini excerpt and back cover information are interesting, more than likely I would purchase the book.
What are your thoughts?