I love books that have covers inside covers. I bet half of you are confused by what I mean by this and since there’s no other ways to describe this, I’ll explain what I mean by showing you guys some pictures. (Don’t expect excellent pictures – I’m awful at taking pictures.)
I mean this:
And hmm, these too.
Do you get what I mean now when I say “a cover inside a cover?”
I love it when I open up a book’s dust jacket and see that there’s a cover inside a cover. I just want to pat it all day and hug it.
When I read hardcover books, I also almost always take off the cover dust jacket first before reading the book to not damage the dust jacket. When I do this for the books shown above, I get to look at the beautiful cover, always. (Not to mention hardcovers with black covers leave dirty black smudges on my fingers that’s hard to wash off, but that’s a whole another story.)
There are some situations where I wish there’s a cover inside a cover for some books, like Since You’ve Been Gone, especially since there’s a picture on the back of the cover dust jacket that could be used for the inside cover.
There are other books that I’ll love to see using this “cover inside a cover” concept, books like The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski (wouldn’t that be amazing, especially with a cover like that?) and Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff.
If a book has a cover inside a cover, I would most likely buy it (it’s the main reason why I bought The Treatment.)
How about you? Do you also love books that have a cover inside a cover? What books do you wish would have this cover inside a cover concept? Will you most likely buy a book that has a cover inside a cover? I want to know!