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Judging a Book by Its Cover: Fans, Publishers, Designers, and the Marketing of Fiction | Nickianne Moody
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How do books attract their readers? This collection takes a closer look at book covers and their role in promoting sales and shaping readers' responses. Judging a Book by Its Cover brings together leading scholars, many with experience in the publishing industry, who examine the marketing of popular fiction across the twentieth century and beyond. Using case studies, and grounding their discussions historically and methodologically, the contributors address key themes in contemporary media, literary, publishing, and business studies related to globalisation, the correlation between text and image, identity politics, and reader reception. Topics include book covers and the internet bookstore; the links between books, the music industry, and film; literary prizes and the selling of books; subcultures and sales of young adult fiction; the cover as a signifier of literary value; and the marketing of ethnicity and lesbian pulp fiction. This exciting collection opens a new field of enquiry for scholars of book history, literature, media and communication studies, marketing, and cultural studies.
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😂😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 #LitsyHumor

wen4blu Hey, that's me! 5mo
LaurensLibrary I need to start doing this 5mo
Crazeedi Lol!!!😂 5mo
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Gissy I need a book sleeve like that!😂🤣 5mo
UwannaPublishme 😂🙌🏻 5mo
Avanders Ooh neeeed!! 😆 5mo
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TrishB Book you‘ve tagged is written by an ex colleague of mine 👍🏻 (edited) 1y
rwmg @TrishB 😁 Pure happenstance I'm afraid 1y
TrishB I guessed 😁 just made me smile! 1y
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1. Yes
2. Not as much as I would like.
3. Stop anywhere - usually when I fall a sleep.
5. Of cousre

SilversReviews Covers always draw me in. Falling asleep usually gives me a good stopping point too. 😍😍😍 Thanks for playing. 1y
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1⃣ I love a great cover, but it's more a consideration when purchasing books I already know. I generally don't choose books to read based on covers.
2⃣ If my summer porch were summer ready I'd be out there reading! 🌞
3⃣ I like to finish a chapter or at least a section.
4⃣ Definitely a bookmark user. Not always proper though.
5⃣ You betcha! 😄

SilversReviews Thanks for playing. Good way of choosing. I know I have seen some BAD covers, though, and the book was really good. 1y
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I have agreed to be a judge in the Qld Premier‘s Literary Awards, the YA section, of course, and my books arrived yesterday. Excited but slightly overwhelmed. Fortunately I have read over half of them already. Probably won‘t be posting too much about them as I read. #literaryjudge #qldlitawards #feelhonoured #loveozya

candority Wow, no wonder you‘re overwhelmed - look at all those books! I hope judging goes well 😊 1y
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Can you guess the star ratings of ten books based off the cover alone? I managed a not too shabby 88% . #judgey


IamIamIam HAHA, 80% or pretty damn judgey!!! 🤣 2y
collegecatlady 92% accurate but I always judge books based on their covers 😂 2y
cocomass Hahaha I‘m like @collegecatlady and got 92% because I‘m SUUUUPER judgey 2y
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diovival @collegecatlady @cocomass y'all are judging champs 👏👏👏 2y
ephemeralwaltz 😂😂😂 88% 2y
vlwelser That was fun. Thanks for sharing! I also got 88%. 2y
Kristyngansen Fun! Thanks for sharing! I got 84%. 2y
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