Okay, so after a while it gets a little annoying, but it certainly grabs your attention, right? If you see that on the side bar of someone's blog, you'll take notice (unless they have tons of other flashing things!) And not only do you get animated covers now, but some of the animations are interactive! I couldn't figure out how to copy it onto my own blog post, so you'll have to go to the post on Adazing Design and scroll down till you see the book DAYLIGHT SAVING. Move your mouse over it. Seriously, it's SO COOL!
So then I did some Googling, and I found these on Picador.com. Also cool.
Obviously you can't see these animated covers on ereaders like the Kindle, and I don't even know if they work on tablets like the iPad. Do you know? Can you produce a book for the iPad that has an animated cover, or are these digital covers only for the web?
Anyway, as a self-published author who's designed her own covers, my number one thought here is: I want to do that too!
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Found some more awesome animated covers!
15 Beautifully Animated YA Book covers