One of my favorite things about reading on an iPad is that I don’t have to deal with book cover designs anymore.
When a book cover design is done really well, it is beautiful. It adds to the reading experience. It helps tell the story. Like this:
Unfortunately, it often appears that book cover designers don’t bother reading the book they’re designing for. And you’re stuck with shit like this:
And it always makes me want to cry, especially in the case of science fiction. Science fiction HAS NOTHING to do with the absurd surrealist styles that often crowd its covers.
Why can’t we have stuff like this?
So yes, back to iPads. No cover is better than ugly cover.