Wednesday, January 16, 2013

CHOOSE MY NEXT COVER!

The release of my next book is getting closer. Bailey's Revenge, Book 1 of the Gaelic Twist of Fate series, is set to be released this spring and I need YOUR help. 

Artist Dan Peyton has created three covers for my book. You will find them below. I'm asking everyone to chose their favorite cover then place your choice in the comments below. The cover with the most votes wins the contest and will be submitted to the publisher for final approval.

#1


#2

#3

So which one do you like?

34 comments:

  1. No 3 is much more legible. And the spelling is right! Lovely strong image which I don't think needs much help from too much fancy type.

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    1. Thank you for your vote, Deborah.

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    2. The third one for showing the title most clearly.

      Karen

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  2. I vote for #3! Deborah is right on the money.

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  3. I vote for the third one also its more clear.

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  4. Hi Allison! I like the third one because I think the type makes it easy to read even in a smaller version. Also the image grabs me and I want to buy the book

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  5. Hi. I think you can't go wrong with 1 or 3. They are both nice. I am attracted to 1 but I understand 3 might be easier to read. It looks great Allison!

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  6. Last one mainly because typeface is more legible. But I think it needs a bit of fine tuning still. From the cover alone, I'm unclear that this is part of a series. There needs to be a hierarchy: If 'Gaelic Twist of Fate" is the series, it needs to be less important than the book title, or at least clarified visually. Also, you also don't need the 'by' for the author credit—it's clear you're the author. I'm also not crazy about the transparent type box. I'd use a different treatment to set off the area. Maybe a border around the transparent box, or something else.

    Hope this helps! FWIW I designed a book series for Sandra Gulland's imprint, which I think illustrates the necessary hierarchy between series title and book title. I can send you the link if you're interested.

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    1. Thank you for the wonderful suggestions. Gaelic Twist of Fate is the series. Bailey's Revenge is book one of this series. I would love to see your link about the hierachy between series title and book title.

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  7. Number 3 for the clean, slick look that cuts to the chase for a reader scanning books. I love the fancy type of number one, catches my artistic eye but I had to pull focus and think as a reader scanning a book shelf/page. The second one is eye catching but feels too kitchy somehow with red and green making me think Christmas, etc instead of focusing on your book. Number 3 for sure. Hope this helped and please don't take anything I say personally, I just blurt out what I see and am but one in a sea of onions, I mean opinions, lol :)This is http://auroramorealist.wordpress.com but it wouldn't work that way so had to use anonymous, lol.

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    1. Thank you Aurora for your honest opinion. Don't worry about how I feel. I want to hear what everybody thinks of them because in the end it you, the fans, who will be buying my book.

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  8. A good maxim is to check out the cover in grey scale! Not all kindle users have Fire: therefore the cover is black and white. Also check out title lettering when the book is a thumbnail image. Often fancy lettering is lost or unreadable when tiny, and on-line thumbnails are the first thing a customer sees! Few customers are aware of *double click the image to see it in full size glory*.

    I'd say image 3 for e-book version, and 1 for paperback! ;)

    best
    F

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  9. #3 as the writing is easier to read.

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  10. I like #3...its more legible.

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  11. I like #1 but as a thumbnail, I think the lettering will disappear. #3 works best for all the reasons others have mentuioned.

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