Monday, 7 November 2011

HELP! Who buys a picture book, and why?

Who is it that chooses a picture book?
Is it the parent/grandparent/carer who chooses? And do they choose because of the picture on the front, or because of the description in the blurb?
Then again, is it the child, who looks down the thumbnails and chooses the picture he/she likes best?
These are very important questions to picture book writers!
My picture book "Hairy Scary Spider?" is outselling my others on Amazon. Is it because of the simple front cover?
What do you think?
Please let me know of your experiences, because I've just finished another simple story and wonder if I ought to follow the example of having a 'simple' front cover.

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