… I’m interested in continuing yesterday’s topic and throwing a couple of things out there to see what you all think.
Am I imagining things or is it the same two from yesterday??
Tam and Jen both raised an interesting point about when the same model (or, I guess, someone who is easily recognisable) is used on multiple book covers. They said this can make them hesitate because they have already associated this image with the character from another book.
This made me sit up because I have a similar issue (see this post from my earlier – and obviously very popular – days) when it comes to a model appearing on covers for both m/f AND m/m books. My immediate response when I see this is usually along the lines of ‘but he’s gay!’
So, in addition to getting further comments re: the above, I wanted to ask you this:
Considering book covers, especially in the epublishing world, are usually the hook to suck in the punters/readers do you think it more likely that you would purchase a book which used the same image or model if you loved the first book (ie riding their coat-tails *you know who I’m talking about ;)*)? Or, on the opposite side of the coin, if you hated the story would you shudder, think ‘no fucking way’ and move on?