Originally Posted by stoogeswoman
On the other hand, when all the books look the same and the writers can't depend on flashy covers to grab potential readers, maybe they'll just have to "up" the quality of their writing, and we'll see a whole new era of terrific literature.
There's always another way to look at these things.
Hm, nothing to do with "flashy" covers (although, a nicely done cover is a good thing.)
More to do with page layout and font selection. Take a look at a well-done hard-cover, to see what I mean.