1. Striking A Pose – Women And Fantasy Covers, from Jim C. Hines
2. Suzanne Dean: The Secret To A Good Book Cover from The Telegraph
3. 10 Alternative Book Covers and Film Posters from TQS Magazine
5. Book Covers: Are they important in the digital age, from Jody Hedlund
6. Judging Books by Their Covers: U.S. Vs. U.K., from The Millions
6. Should eBook Covers Follow Different Guidelines? Seth Godin’s Poke The Box includes no words, for example.
7. Can you pick these books by their (wordless) covers? from Book Riot
8. How to make a Kindle cover out of a vintage hardcover book that you don’t want anymore:
9. What’s In A Cover? Albert Whitman & Co explain a little about what goes into designing a book cover.
10. Terrific Selection Of Book Covers From 1960s Korea, from Lost At E Minor
11. Riveting! The Quandary Of The Book Blurb, from The NYT, in which we consider if books really need the blurb anymore. I know that if I pay any notice to blurbs at all it’s entirely subconscious. Which is as good a marketing tactic as any, I suppose.
12. Thoughts on book covers from a librarian from Novel Publicity and Co.
13. Pretty soon, you might not be able to judge a book by its cover, from Jezebel
14. The First Edition Covers of 25 Classic Books from Flavorwire
15. What You Should Know About Book Covers That Your Publisher May Not Know from Marketing Tips
16. Inspiring Book Cover Designs from Veerle
18. Some of the best Mad Magazine covers from Flavorwire
19. Designers On Their Favourite Book Covers of 2012 from NYT
20. Book Cover Trends That Should Die Before 2013, according to Book Riot
21. 25 Best Book Jackets of 2012, picked by Book Page
22. You CAN Tell An eBook By Its Cover from KillZone
24. Apparently ‘chick-lit’ covers shift lots of chick-lit books, so in a desperate attempt to sell more classics, it looks to me like publishers are getting their cover designers to put chick-lit covers on every darn thing with a girl in. The 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar is particularly unrepresentative and borderline offensive given the subject matter. Fortunately for us, there are now plenty of people creating parodies. As Reel Girl points out, this chick-litification happening all the time to reissues of classics featuring female protagonists. Do publishers think girls only want to read books with cartoony, colorful covers? Do they realise they’re alienating pretty much all young men as readers, and a lot of women too?
26. Quite Possibly The Weirdest Book Covers Since the Invention of Paper, also from io9
27. Inherently funny books, a collection from the Inherently Funny Website
28. How To Make A Book Cover From Public Domain Images from Galley Cat