Publishing a book always takes so much longer than it seems it should. Alas, many hidden wheels need to mysteriously turn before the book pops out. But it is nice when it finally happens. A book announcement is coming here soon, but right now the publisher and I have to decide on cover design. Want to help?
The design company we are using is very good, as you can tell by the rich texture of the designs below. None of these will be the final cover, but they represent the directions we might go. As it was explained to me, a book cover is a play for a split-second, instinctual attraction to want to find out more. If you would like to help us, look at the six covers below and decide which one or two would make you pick up the book and turn it over (to read the back), or flip through the table of contents, etc. Then please leave your choice in the comments below. If you wouldn’t mind, also tag your choice by giving your gender and your age. You can also explain why you like that one if you wish.
I have my strong favorite already, but I could not find agreement among my family. So if many people like the same one, it might change my mind. Please leave your choice before reading others’ choices, so you are unbiased in your impressions. Ready to play the marketing game?
Well, which is it? What do you think?