NY Times: The Best Book Covers of 2014
It is advised by many to refrain from judging a book by the cover but, some books just are easily passed because they lack a creative cover. Here are a few books that Nicholas Blechman of the New York Times chose to represent the new, edgy book cover of 2014.
“What is the value of a book cover if fewer and fewer people shop at bookstores? I used to browse St. Mark’s Bookshop looking for covers that caught my eye. It was an exciting way to discover new authors, and design played a huge role. Now, one increasingly encounters books through social media or online recommendations, and the role of the designer might, at first glance, seem diminished.”
Full Article: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/12/08/books/review/best-book-covers-2014.html?ref=books