Originally Posted by Steven Lyle Jordan
If so... you are a rare bird, sir. Now, if I'd heard good things about a book, I might still buy it even if it sported a bad cover (in fact, I have). But if I knew nothing about the book, a bad cover would prevent me from looking any further.
There may indeed be people who are not influenced by the cover of the book. I'm highly skeptical of such claims, but it is possible
. If a cover looks sloppy or incoherent, that's an indication that the book itself might be sloppy or incoherent.