In addition to writing stories, I interview authors for GateHouse News Service. As such, I spend a significant amount of time browsing and/or reading books.
One of the things I’ve noticed is a resurgence on romance book covers of the lone bare-chested man. This raised the question of does the lone male draw a potential romance buyer’s interest over the more traditional pairing of hero and heroine, or hero/hero, or heroine/heroine? Does it matter?
Are you, the reader, more prone to jump to the story blurb (brief description) because of a lone figure or a couple? If you prefer the lone person (male or female), why? I’m curious. What is it about the solitary figure on a romance cover that peaks your interest? Same question for those who prefer a couple.
A book cover’s single purpose is to draw the buyer to the book. So, what type of romance book cover is guaranteed to catch your eye?
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