Book Blogger Hop: Judging a Book(blog) By Its Cover

hopI really do enjoy joining linkups because it gives me the opportunity to discover new bloggers to interact with and follow. It also gives me great ideas for new posts, and ensures that my blog isn’t just full of the same thing over and over again.

IMG_2241Q: When you feature a book in your posts, do you include a book cover? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

A: I always include covers of the books I’m writing about because I know from personal experience that a fun or beautiful cover will catch a reader’s interest way faster than anything else. I think most of us are initially drawn to books because of their covers, especially if the book is by an author we aren’t familiar with. It has also been statistically proven that “posts that include images produce 650 percent higher engagement than text-only posts.”

Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Coffee Addicted Writer that runs from Friday to Thursday.

Visit other blogs in the list and comment on their posts. Try to spend some time on the blogs reading other posts and possible become a new follower.  The purpose of the hop is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.


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  1. I definitely include the covers! My writing style tends to be wordy, so if readers feel like skipping over the details of what I’ve written then the cover is still there to grab their attention. On other’s blogs, I often find myself going back to re-read a post if the book cover grabs my attention.

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  2. I often include a cover. Sometimes, I dont because I am talking about several books and I think it would make the post too cluttered but if I am listing just a few books, I’ll add the corresponding covers or even a collage of the pictures.

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  3. Thanks for the intro to this book hop! I’ll check it out… I also think sometimes it’s easiest to know you have the right book (that was suggested) when the cover matches the one you saw in the post.

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  4. I also try to include images in my posts. Whenever I read posts, or even articles, on a screen, I realize that I’m more likely to stick around if I see a photo or other visual thing somewhere in the post. I like to know that there will be breaks in the text, which makes it seem like the post will be a quick read even if it’s not.
    …I think I’ll participate in this meme thing.

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    1. Yay! It’s fun, and a great way to bank posts for those weeks when you are too busy to write a lot. They have come up with enough questions to write well into 2018, so you can prep a bunch right away.


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