Several months ago, when I sent my latest novel out to agents, I also started playing around with cover designs. Covering my bases—if I didn’t find an agent, at least my book would have a cover.
Yesterday, I went out to see Nancy Massa’s new house. I told you about Nancy in my last post, she’s a meticulous designer. So after a tour of her new digs and a delicious lunch, we sat close together on her sofa and passed my laptop back and forth. I had two versions of the #1 cover, six versions of the #2 cover, and two versions of the #3 cover for her to select from. She had valuable nudging, noodling, incremental tightening up, and loosening up suggestions.
So today, after nudging, noodling, incremental tightening up, and loosening up, I think the covers all look pretty good. I’m pleased.
So now it’s your turn.
Here are the front covers:
And here are the full covers: fronts, backs and spines.
If you were in a bookstore, which cover would entice you? Which would you want to read?
Please help me out. You can:
* vote here in the comments section below
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Tell me which cover you like the best, and if you feel like it, tell me why.