OPINION: Why real book covers still resonate

As more and more people move towards buying ebooks instead of the tangible kind, there's a growing sense of an expanding disconnect between the two. That is, rather than being alternative manifestations of the same creative work, it's almost like they're completely different products.

Call me a die-hard, old-school book-browser, but there's something interesting in the dichotomy of 'real' book covers continue to explore ways of capturing not only the premise, theme, characterization or main events of a story but its tone and aesthetic landscape too, the Kindle (I'm purposefully not including the Kindle Fire in my reasoning, as it's a tablet) only offers (currently anyway) basic black and white 'covers'.

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