It did get me thinking, though: would I have bought this book if the cover wasn't pretty? Maybe. But it sure matters to me, at least when it comes to getting my attention. I guess I'm shallow that way...
Which had me thinking some more about what makes me buy a book. For me, it's because:
1. Someone recommends the book, can be blog or friend
2. It's by a favorite author
3. The cover looks nice, and I like how the book description sounds.