Friday, 11 February 2011

New Giveaway - Ink Exchange (Melissa Marr)

In January we gave away the first book in Melissa Marr's popular Faerie series, so it follows that February should see us give away the second book in the series which is titled Ink Exchange. I really love the cover of this book and it got me to thinking about how much a cover can influence our decision to read a certain book or not. So, to enter our book giveaway just leave a comment that answers the following question - How much does the cover of a book influence your decision to read it?? Bonus entries can be earned for this giveaway. Just read the following for more information.

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Entries are open until 5pm EST on Friday 25th February 2011. The competition is open to residents of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and the UK. The winner of the competition will be announced on Monday 28th February 2011. Good luck to everyone!!

24 comments:

  1. I hate to admit it, but the book cover is probably the most selling part for me. There are so many books out there even in one certain genre so there has got to be some way to decide. I've even bought books without reading about them just because they have a great cover!
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  2. A cover can influence my choice because if it stands out then you will see it and pick it up. But if I have heard good things about a book the cover won't matter at all.

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  3. For the classis, it a book cover typically doesn't matter. Or if the author is critically acclaimed. But for an author I don't know, the cover means a lot to me. For example. I fell in love with Bridget ASher's The Pretend Wife cover and then proceeded to love the book. Same for Allison Wynn Scotch's The Time of My Life.

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  4. The book cover is the most important thing to selling a book If I see a amazing cover I automatically pick it up I just can't stand lackluster covers!!!!

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  5. A cover of a book does influence me, too. I guess I am a marketer's dream. :) That said, if I hear a recommendation from someone whom I know likes the same books as me, I'll read a book--no matter what the cover. I do like when the cover is ACCURATE and gives a clue to what is happening in the book. I don't like when a cover is just a cover trying to sell a book and disregards the writer's story.

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  6. I have heard great things about her work but have never read anything.

    Lane

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  8. Definitely, normally would encourage me but sometimes puts me off if a film poster is used for a book that has been made into a film.

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  9. If it's a book I intend to read, the cover is only important post-read. Then, as with the book, so with the cover; either the waxing lyrical or the bagging.
    Otherwise all that glitters is gold to me ... until we get to what exactly the tomb enfolds anyway :)

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  10. I tend to pick darker book covers, probably because i'm not into flouncy romances.

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  11. I don't like to admit it, but it does influence me - anything with flowers or shoes is a no-no!
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  12. I never let the cover of a book influence me, infact I pride myself on always looking just at the name, and giving them all a fair go.

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  13. If a book cover stands out to me I'll take a look at what it's about for sure, even though they say never judge a book by it's cover.

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  14. Honestly covers can be a draw for me but I often read books without covers so it's not a big deal for me. However a truly atrocious cover may prevent my picking something up...I am still rather open. The book inside is what matters...the cover can simply just be the icing on the cake!

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  15. The cover is the first point of sale, so if the covers good, most people will pick it up to read the back of the book, then they decide weather or not to buy it. If the covers good, its on its way to a sale.

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  16. I'm a very visual person so a cover really can make or break a book for me. Not the best thing, but true.

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  17. A cover is important, it captures my attention if it isnt attractive then I will overlook it unless someone has recommended it. I like pretty covers in a matt finish.

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  18. this is such a well regarded author and book that I am surprised to find that you don't have hundred's of entries.

    I also love this cover. It just begs that you have to open it and start reading to answer questions about it.

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  19. An eye-catching cover definitely helps to draw my attention, particularly when I haven't heard of the author or book. Word-of-mouth recommendations probably hold more sway for me, as do good write-ups.

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  20. I read a lot of books and an ugly boring bookcover would never stop me picking it up. I loved Melissa Marrs first book. Hoping to see many more from this author.

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  21. liked on facebook *cheryl mckibbin*
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    reading through the back cover influences my decision. You have only a few minutes to grab my attention!

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  22. The cover is definitely what first draws me in and then the information on the back cover has to totally engage and draw me in for me togo that extra little bit further and purchase it. I 'liked' & 'shared' on Facebook.

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  23. Congratulations to the winner of our Ink Exchange competition - Keppers. Please email me at info@readinghabit.com.au with your postal address so that we can mail the book out to you.

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  24. Thanks. I got the book today. Didn't even realise I won I was that busy.
    Look forward to reading it :-)

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