They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, BUT…

Time to choose the best book cover for Dulcinea and The Death Code! Number #1 or #2

“Aspiring authors, get this through your head. Cover art serves one purpose, and one purpose only, to get potential customers interested long enough to pick up the book to read the back cover blurb. In the internet age that means the thumb nail image needs to be interesting enough to click on. That’s what covers are for.”  Larry Correia

 

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54 Responses

  1. masercot says:

    The first one.

  2. Sorryless says:

    I love that first one. I don’t hate the second one by any means, but love is love. I’d go with the first one. 🙂

  3. I like the art on #2 best but the overall design looks better on number 1.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Yes, it 👀 looks more scary 😱 (which is good lol) I maybe use them both … btw, #2 cost me 50$ (male) & #1 -100$ (female).
      I love minimalistic designs more but it’s a fantasy/adventure book – Id like it to look “cool” too 🙂

      • In my subjective opinion, if I was browsing books #2 would catch my attention and #1 is something I would likely pass by. I’m not sure I’m your target audience though.

        The font on #1 looks way better and the back cover design has a better layout and looks easier to read.

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        Yeah it’s young adult 🧑 plus for the girls mostly so I guess I’ll go with #1 😂 but #2 is more closer to the story content tho. Thx ✌️😀

  4. esoterica says:

    Ooh, I really like the first one!

  5. Fiery says:

    First one ♥

  6. I think the first one captures the content best.

  7. The black cover – #1 – grabbed me right away.

  8. Mr. Wapojif says:

    I’ve bought a few books over the years based on their cover – plus the synopsis on the back. Two turned out to be favourites of mine, I just got a good vibe from them. Although they only cost me £6.

  9. Anonymous says:

    # 1 is eye catching (especially for the male) # 2 Kind of text bookish!!

  10. I love the first one!

  11. iScriblr says:

    Loved the first one! 🙂

  12. Baffledmum says:

    #1… Both were good but this one stood out more 👍

  13. I see the appeal of #1 but think #2 is more apt for the title.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      True! 🙂 but i don’t know, it’s a messy book. Anything works…but I think #1 would break more hearts. Thx for ur opinion ✌️

  14. Both covers are eye catching and would make me want to pick them up just to take a closer look. HOWEVER I fear I’m not the target audience because as you say the tale is for young female adult. Victoria have you an opportunity to quiz teenage girls for their opinion?

  15. librepaley says:

    Tough, but fwiw, #2 looks more proffesional, which I think is critical for indie publushing, though I like the continuation of the picture onto the back cover in #2.

  16. Thats definitively what book covers are for. I have bought books because the cover was interesting, curious about the reading inside that particular book.😘

  17. Lucia says:

    Both of the covers look great. But I find 2 to be more intriguing, the deserted house gives a mysterious feeling to it.

  18. alexraphael says:

    First one for me

  19. I think the first one is catchy

  20. I like cover #2 the best. The pink-haired girl and the monsters make me want to find out more.

  21. K E Garland says:

    Is it too late to vote? I like the first one.

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