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More Dueling Covers For Your Consideration

This time for Dominion. I have an opinion, but I’m going to keep it to myself for the time being.

First, the cover I originally mocked up waaay back in 2009 for NaNoWriMo (which isn’t really up for consideration–it’s just so you can see where I started from):



And now a more stylized and abstract version of the same theme:



And finally,  one that puts the focus on my main protagonist:


Which one entices you the most, dear readers?

Also, thanks for all the feedback on the new Restless Spirits cover. Since opinion was divided pretty evenly over the light vs. dark versions, I went ahead and used both — the dark on the paperback and, and the light on Amazon and Smashwords. I’ll see which, if any, has the greatest impact on sales, and then go with that one across the board. That’s the beauty of e-publishing–nothing is set in stone.


Light or Dark?


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  1. Definitely the second cover. It looks much more professional–more like a traditionally published book, which is what we Indie authors need to do if we want to compete.

    Just my opinion, of course.

    • Jean

      Thanks for the feedback! You don’t think that cover is too cheesy? I got feedback on Livejournal that it was cheesy. Although none of these are finalized — I’m just trying to decide on which concept to polish.

  2. I think the second one looks a little old-fashioned. The last one is awesome, and I would pick that book up without knowing anything about it.

  3. Hmm, I’m partial to the first one and the third one. I really like the first one right now, but I think that’s because it has the tagline on it.

    With the third one, it’s hard to make out your name on the cover, and even if you don’t put the whole “The day the dead rose, the undead rose to the challenge. Humanity never stood a chance.” tagline on the cover, I think you’d make a huge impact on potential readers by putting the “Humanity never stood a chance.” part on there.

  4. Well Rebekah pretty much said everything I’m thinking. And I LOVE the stare of the girl on the third cover. She really draws you in, almost daring you to read.

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