For me, not very important at all. But that’s because I don’t often pick up books and start reading them on a whim. I usually float around GoodReads for a while, see what’s trending, see what’s popular, see what has good reviews and only then I’ll pick up something to read.
That, or I’ll read what friends have recommended to me.
I will pick up books in bookstores that catch my eye. But I’ll almost always check out reviews online before purchasing. Unless, of course, it’s from an author I like.
How important are book covers to you fellow bloggers? I know writers who are self-published would think they’re very important… am I right?