Lately I’ve noticed how creative book bloggers have become with the way they review books. It’s taken the book cover display to a new dimension. Readers aren’t just attracted to interesting, colorful and original covers. Book stores and libraries know how important displays are. And so do these bloggers.
A quick trip through my WordPress Reader today proves my point. These imaginative bloggers know how to make their posts fun to see and read and they definitely know how to make me want to read the books they feature! Make sure you check them out:
The Food and Book Life – Pride Readathon 2019 Wrap-up
Jennifer – Tar Heel Reader – The Perfect Son by Lauren North
Ope’s Opinions – Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center
Reading Ladies Book Club – Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok
Two Sisters Lost in a Coulee Reading – The Arrangement by Robyn Harding
I’ve been thinking about how to redecorate Book Club Mom and this is one of the things I have started to change with my reviews.
Those People by Louise Candlish
I may be jumping on a little late, and I’m definitely not in the league of these other creative bloggers, but I’m having fun trying this new way to share a book. Have you also noticed this trend?
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33 thoughts on “Creative book cover posts – have you noticed this trend?”
I like your blog, Barbara and don’t think it needs improvement. I liked your videos too. I received banners of my books from AllAuthors which are all fancy like this. I think they use a software package to do it.
Hi Robbie – thanks for the compliment. I’m going to change my profile image soon but I’m waiting until I get a haircut! I’ll be back to my YouTube videos soon. It’s been busy at my house this summer with everyone being home, but I’ll have more time in a few weeks. I think the digital world has made it much more possible to create interesting images for books – I like seeing how authors and bloggers do this. Thanks for the visit!
I look forward to your new picture.
A few more weeks!
it’s not always just about the steak – sometimes you need the sizzle to go with it
I guess with self-publishing being so popular, people have the opportunity to go all out with their covers. You reminded me, I need to read Katherine Center’s book. 🙂
Yes, I want to read that too! Thanks for stopping by, Jill 🙂
I’ve noticed this trend and I like it. I’m particularly charmed by someone holding a book in one hand while snapping a photo of the front of the book with the other hand. That takes more coordination than I have!
Ah yes, it is hard to hold a book and take a pic with the other hand – it’s a lot more wobbly than you’d think! I also like the trend because it shows the reader something interesting about the blogger. Thanks for reading and commenting!
Thank you so much for sharing my photo and for the compliment! ♥️ I have completed some photograpy coursework and taking photos of books has been extremely fun for me. I think your first tries look amazing and you didn’t give yourself enough credit!
Hi Jennifer – thank you! Your posts definitely show your attention for detail. Taking pictures of books in a reading setting is becoming an art form! Hope you have a great weekend.
Great post topic! 👍😍 Thank you for including me!
Thank you, and you’re welcome! Have a nice weekend 🙂
Thank so much for including us! You have made my day! I think your photos are great! I love seeing photos with reviews and think it adds so much to the review by seeing the book or cover.
You’re very welcome – I admire your blog. There are so many creative people out there – it’s fun to see how bloggers put their own signatures on their posts. I agree, the image is very important. Thanks for reading and commenting – hope you have a great weekend!
Barbara, I must admit that I haven’t noticed this trend … until you pointed it out! 😀 Amongst the pretty pictures it’s important that the book, name, and author doesn’t get lost. Love the one being held by the hand! Happy Reading and have a lovely weekend! 📖
Thanks, Annika! I’ve noticed this more and more over the past few months. I think the trend to capture a perfect image on social media has finally hit the book world. I do enjoy these pictures because it tells me something about the blogger – it’s a subtle way to put your own imprint on a blog post. Thanks for reading and commenting. I hope you are doing well and that you have a great weekend too!
Barbara, you’re right that the image reveal a bit about the blogger … and realise I tend to put many books I review out in the garden! Thank you, I’m doing very well. This month busy helping a friend move house. This week went through her bookcases and ten boxes for charity and equal number to stay. As bibliophiles it took us a long time, chatting about the books in between packing them up for their new life!
I bet there’s a story in that, Annika 🙂
I like this trend, too. it might tell you something about the blogger but some also give you a feel for the book’s genre … like if the book is displayed among roses, it would be a romance novel … maybe. I might be reading too much into the displays 😉 Still, it is creative. I wonder if the trend has been spurred by Instagram.
Hi Marie – I think you’re right. Plus all social media is about presenting a fantasy. Our phones have made this all possible. You’ve given me some good ideas about photo and genre – thanks!
I’ve definitely noticed this, and can’t help wondering how much of this is connected to Instagram and the emphasis on images. I am just not creative visually and so, while I do sometimes try to take pictures of my books, I can’t achieve anything I’d consider artistic! Still, I do enjoy seeing how many beautiful images some of my blogger friends manage to create.
Hi Lisa, I think it is definitely connected to Instagram. And with social media in general which encourages everyone to have a perfect image. With books, I’m all for that, but I like to see a little personality in the book cover pics. Thanks for reading, Lisa!
It’s awesome! I love you and your blog. Naturally things change but you’re awesome anyway!
Oh, thank you! I like to stir things up now and then, but most of the blog will be the same because I like the Theme I’m using. Thanks so much for your enthusiastic support! 🙂
I wish I was more creative about stuff like this because they’re so pretty!
I know – some of these look like they take serious time, but they look like they were fun to stage. I could get into that, but not until I have more free time. For now it will have to be a quick pic with some fruit in the background! Thanks for the visit 🙂
This is a great idea! I love taking bookstagram pics for Instagram but I haven’t used them as cover pictures for my posts. I need to start doing this! Thanks 🙂
Hi and thanks for visiting – yes, I’m going to try to be more creative with my pics – reader appeal is very visual!
I’m sure enjoying your blog and love of books! I wish I had been this creative when I was running a book review blog. These are great examples of the new trend.
Hi Sherrey – thank you so much! Book blogging is a lot of fun 🙂
Yes, everyone’s taking it up to the next level with lots of cozy-looking beverages. I suppose a bubbly bathtub with a glass of wine will be next.
You’re probably right, Karen! I enjoy seeing what people do with the covers, but I’m not sure I will ever have enough time to stage a really creative book cover pic! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
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