I need some cover sleuths to help me decide whether this design accurately signals what this book is about. (Yes, I’m asking you to judge a book by its cover!) Are you game for it? If so, please see my questions below and give me your thoughts in the comment box.
First of all, let’s be clear: this is a revised cover for my already-published book, The Truth About Daniel. It’s like a rough draft. I checked it out with a few people and still need more input.
It doesn’t matter whether you’ve already read the book or not. The most helpful way for you to comment is if you first stand back to take it all in. Then get closer to examine it more fully.
My questions about this cover
In the comments below, please answer as if you know nothing about the book or the author. (If you aren’t allowed to comment, that probably means you have to subscribe to the posts.) And give me your honest opinion!
- When you’ve stepped away from your screen, can you still read the title? How do you like the fact that the text is partly orange and partly black?
- Do you like the general color scheme? Would you prefer something else?
- Why do you suppose the ship is there?
- Now get closer. What genre book do you think it is? (fiction, nonfiction, historical, mystery, romance, biography, horror, or something else). Give me as many reasons as you can for your answer.
- Would this cover make you interested to learn more about the book?
- What do you think about the orange “bubbles?”
I have to respond to the designer on Friday, so if you get the chance, please reply as soon as you can.
Thanks for chiming in on this design. As always, your participation means a lot.
P.S. Once I get this new cover under my belt, I’ll launch Book Two. I promise! Launching a book is a big project, and you’ll have a chance to be part of that process too, if you wish. (Frankly, having your participation would motivate me.) In the meantime, there are plenty of topics to discuss on this blog. Meet me back in this space this Friday for a post about some very adventurous women.
P.P.S. If you want to learn more about cover design, here’s a link to the Ukraine firm that’s handling this design for me.