Please Help! Which Cover Would You Choose?


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Some of you, in the replies to my previous post, suggested the images I gave you were all too busy, too colourful, and not plain enough. I’ve taken these lessons  to heart, and I’ve created some plainer book covers for my co-authored crime/suspense book. I do still think the plain red text doesn’t show up very well on the one eye version, and that’s why I originally discounted it. Here are 6 new designs based on your replies. Please look at them and tell me which you prefer. The two most liked images from the previous batch (numbers 7 and 8) are included here to make the total eight. Hopefully, the decision can be finalized this time.

I should add that the white border isn’t on the actual cover, it’s just something my WordPress theme is doing.

Image 1

Image 1

Image 2

Image 2

Image 3

Image 3

Image 4

Image 4

Image 5

Image 5

Image 5

Image 6

Image 7

Image 7

Image 8

Image 8

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About caroleparkes

My husband calls me a butterfly because I flit from one hobby to another. Apart from being a wife for 49 years, a mother of three sons, and a grandmother, I'm also an author, genealogist, amateur artist, a lover of most needlecrafts, and occasional poet. Of the above, my most enduring interest has been writing and I hope to be doing it well into old age.
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38 Responses to Please Help! Which Cover Would You Choose?

  1. tric says:

    1 or 7 for me.

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  2. I also like #1. Simple, striking and chilling.

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  3. I’m partial to number one. It grabbed my attention when I first saw it. If you want more color and not the white then I think number 8.

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  4. Geetha B says:

    I find image 8 the most chilling but image 1 the least crowded although less chilling

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  5. My Crazy Life says:

    Number two, but use red, not white letters.

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  6. Helen C says:

    I like the first one. Good luck.

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  7. Kathleen says:

    Hi Carole
    I’m still liking number 7 🙂 I hope this helps.

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  8. marianbeaman says:

    I vote for image 3, Carole.

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  9. malireads says:

    Image 2 and 5 are the best looking.

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  10. Writergurlny says:

    #6-with the red lettering.

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  11. I like image #7. It pops but doesn’t overwhelm you when you look at it. have a blessed day.
    Shirley

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  12. Karen says:

    7 or 5, I’d say – depending on the general pace and or severity. I hope you find the ideal cover with our ‘help’, Carole.

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  13. The Rose Alchemist says:

    Image 1 is the least complex and difficult for the eye, and image 2 is the second least difficult. I like the first one better because it is more modern compared to image 7’s 70s style.

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  14. Red on brown (6) doesn’t work, plus, you might want to consider people who are colour blind where certain shades of red and green just look grey.

    My preference now is for the first one. It’s very clear and simple, especially the font.

    Incidentally, I wish you and Doug much success with it.

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    • caroleparkes says:

      With all the help you wonderful people are supplying, we’ll do our best. The first one was the image I most preferred, but it was in landscape form and I thought it wouldn’t suit the portrait style of a book cover. I could have saved myself some time if I’d just gone with my instinct. I’m grateful for your knowledge and participation.

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