As I prepare to release my debut novel in paperback, I hope to get opinions on which cover is the most marketable. I personally love cartoon covers but not everyone does. I notice the trend seems to be toward photo covers.
Assuming you'd buy one or the other, which one is most appealing?
Thank you in advance for your thoughts.
(BTW: For anyone interested, it's available on e-book)
Thank you so much!! I appreciate that.
Yes, the idea is that it will be a light fun read.That's good to know.
Yep, it sure will be available in paperback in about three weeks on Amazon and eventually B&N.
I went a little bigger on my name. And used a heavier font. I think it looks better.
Yes, I do agree. Most people say they like to see different designs, but they tend to buy books with the same kinds of designs. Most people tend to like the stock photo covers. That's what I've noticed. But I like to get opinions.
For a comedy, I would lean towards #2. Ordinarilly I would have gone for #1, but I dont think it fits the type of story as well!
That's a good question! You should read it and find out! LOL
Well, thank you guys for all the feedback. One thing is perfectly clear. Everybody has their own tastes and they will vary from person to person.
Since I'm indie publishing THIS book, I've decided to print up books with both covers and when I do book signings I'll sell both versions. That way I can capture both audiences who like illustrations and those who like the stock photos. If one outsells the other significantly then I'll probably reprint in that style.
Keep the opinions coming though. I enjoy hearing feedback. Thank you!