Posted 29 November 2011 - 04:35 PM
If it's one of my favorite author's book, it has a better chance of getting glanced over and then grabbed, whereas, if it's by an author I haven't read before, it's going to get a longer look.
Of course, I don't always read books by my favorite authors. For example, I haven't read Shine by Lauren Myracle, or Pants On Fire, by Meg Cabot. The plot to Shine just doesn't really interest me, whereas Pants On Fire.... well, I tend to not grab books that have people kissing or something on the cover, no matter how good the book looks.
Usually I read the summary, then read the first paragraph or so. Even if the summary doesn't sound that good, good writing can win me over, or vice versa. Sometimes I flip to the middle of the book too.
As for the cover, well, that's what grabs my attention. There are some covers that just do not even interest me enough to read the summary. So yeah, there's that, but other than that, Titles don't make that much of a difference unless it's two people kissing or a girl in a sexy pose of some kind, in which case I consider not getting the book.