Originally Posted by Steven Lyle Jordan
It's not a perfect "attention equals sales" proposition; but data indicates that sex sells, and the promo is sexy.
I disagree with this statement in the general case
. As linked above, that is not true outside of the sex industry. That is if you are selling romance, porn, or etc then sexy ads work, otherwise sex tends to have a negative impact on sales.
Looking only at that cover, I assume that is a romance novel? If so, then it is not a bad cover. If not, it is.
I personally do not read romance, and I would not buy any book with that cover because it looks like a romance book and therefor I am not interested. So if it is a romance book, I say job well done.