January 13, 2007

I need YOUR help.

Okay, so... I'm a couple of edits away from self-publishing my first novel. However, I need to figure out some stuff with the cover art. I have some mock-ups made with stock photos (I'll be taking my own for the actual cover), and I need to know what some people think of the ones I have so far. SO... out of the three designs below, which would you most likely pick up/buy/look at to read in a book store?

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3)






It will be a 6" by 9" book. The story is about a 17 year old girl that struggles with self-injury... if that helps you get a feel for the book at all. Of course, the back cover would mimmick the front in style and colors and such-- and it would be a lot more polished and professional looking. Whaddya think? Any opinions would be awesome... just be nice. haha


-Jessica

5 comments:

Terry M. Goodwin said...

I am only half way through the draft but I would say #1. If I change my mind after finishing it tomorrow I will be back.

Slatts said...

I haven't read it and I am guessing as a 23-year old male I am not really the target audience, but if I had to judge the book by the cover I would agree with Terry. #1 has got, IMHO, the best aesthetic quality.

Tanya said...

I like the first one best. I think the second one would appeal to teens as well. It has stars which are kinda punk.

Bob Carder said...

I also vote for the first one.

Anonymous said...

Hey this is Kari-Anne. I really prefer the first one the best

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