What do you look for in a book?
Many things may affect how you decide on a book. One possible contributor is the cover.
The cover of a book is an instant indication of whether or whether not you are going to pick up the book. Covers usually have a drawing/cartoon on them or a live action person or object.
Some people like covers with drawings on the cover of the books they read.
Others have a more visual imagination and prefer a real person on the cover because they can then use that person as the main character in their mind.
Personally, I like a simple cover that captures the book, relating to the genre, story and characters. An example of one of my favorite books is Looking for Alibrandi , the cover of this book is just a girl sitting in a cafe. It is simple and captures your attention by allowing you to wonder what the book will be about.