Hi! Can I ask your opinion? Which book cover do you like best?

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  1. poppyr profile image94
    poppyrposted 9 months ago

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13869561.jpg
    All of the covers are from websites where the designer adds your author name and book title after you've purchased it. I'm uncertain which to get, so may I ask your opinion? Which of these covers, A, B, or C, do you like the most for a fantasy short story?

    1. profile image0
      threekeysposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Poppy
      I somehow prefer A, C, B in that order. The look of mystery...

      1. poppyr profile image94
        poppyrposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you, threekeys!
        I actually agree with you. I just wish that A had the vibrant lighting of B.

        Welcoming more opinions!

        1. Shogun profile image46
          Shogunposted 9 months agoin reply to this

          Hi there!

          My official response:

          C
          A
          B

          1. poppyr profile image94
            poppyrposted 9 months agoin reply to this

            Thank you, Shogun! Interesting that both of you like B the least, as that’s the favourite on Twitter.

    2. ROBERTHEWETTSR profile image76
      ROBERTHEWETTSRposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      A infers someone whose life was worthy of noting for history because of her resistance to slavery etc and perhaps fought back in a way to be remembered
      If your short story is fantasy future or cosmos setting, then C seems the best  choice.
      If your short story is about one person and her life experiences such as an actress, Diva, royalty  then B would fit.

      Without pre-judgement I would pic  A C B

    3. tsmog profile image80
      tsmogposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      I think of fantasy as being magical /  supernatural. Trying not to let the titles on those covers influence me what I see is:

      A) Demure, innocent, betrayed
      B) Alluring, determined, dominating
      C) Sensual, inquisitive, amazed

      My choice would be C . . .
      Movies that choice reminds me of is Ladyhawke and Star Wars.

      1. poppyr profile image94
        poppyrposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        The titles are just to show where the book title would go smile Thank you very much for answering!

    4. gposchman profile image81
      gposchmanposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      A is too pastel for me. B is a little earthy. C would be stronger with a different font color.

      1. poppyr profile image94
        poppyrposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Yeah I don't like the font on C much either. A is definitely too pastel, with stronger colours it could be really good.

    5. gposchman profile image81
      gposchmanposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/13872069.jpg

      I altered the contrast on A and I think it helps. My opinion.

      1. poppyr profile image94
        poppyrposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        Hey that looks pretty good! I agree that A could be nice with some different lighting.

  2. Cheeky Kid profile image96
    Cheeky Kidposted 9 months ago

    B screams FANTASY book all over. C looks like a book from the mystery or thriller genre (and oh, it could also work for a dark fantasy story). As for A, it makes me feel like it's more apt for a horror book or a story with ghosts or spirits. Fantasy genre-wise, it's B. But personally, i choose C.

    1. poppyr profile image94
      poppyrposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      That's really useful, thank you very much!

    2. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      That's exactly what I would have said - B has fantasy written all over it.  A is supernatural and C is mystery or perhaps romance.

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    Roger Sellmanposted 9 months ago

    I vote for C.

  4. Seafarer Mama profile image91
    Seafarer Mamaposted 9 months ago

    I vote for A.  That is my favorite, yet I feel like I need to know more about the story.  To me, the mood of the cover must match the mood of the story.  What type of  book is it?  I'd pick the A for fantasy, B for action drama and C for romance.

    1. poppyr profile image94
      poppyrposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you! It’s fantasy. I personally like A as well but the colours aren’t bold enough.

  5. thoughtfulgirl2 profile image93
    thoughtfulgirl2posted 9 months ago

    I like option A because of the color and layout.  I feel the other covers don't fit because this is a fantasy and the other covers look a little seductive, and there's nothing wrong with that. The cool color of option A and the thoughtful look of dreaming on the girl's face could lend itself to fantasy.

    Thoughtfulgirl2z

  6. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 months ago

    I have to say, I don't like any of them. None of them give me any clue what the story is about - especially B, which could easily be from a fashion shoot.

    Are you paying for this cover?  How are you publishing it?  Have you considered going to Flickr, finding a nice photo and approaching the photographer for permission to use it (some will charge, some will be so delighted at being asked they'll let you have it).   Or go to Dreamstime and buy an image.

    The risk with buying stock book covers is that you're going to get the same cover that's already been used elsewhere, e.g.

    https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Secrets-L … 1539454797

    1. poppyr profile image94
      poppyrposted 9 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Marisa!
      Actually, I don't *love* any of them either.
      On some sites they say they won't re-sell a cover once it's published, but I suppose it didn't apply for that site. Since I posted this question, a designer approached me saying she wanted to design one for me, which is nice.
      I probably won't end up buying them since I'm not in love with any of them haha. Thanks for finding that link for me.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image98
        Marisa Wrightposted 9 months agoin reply to this

        That's great!  Just in case it doesn't work out, consider somewhere like Canva where you can design your own cover.  It's not that hard.

  7. Vicki Martin Wood profile image81
    Vicki Martin Woodposted 9 months ago

    It's hard to say without knowing what your book is about.  But i like A the best

 
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