The review quote is easier to read without the ivy, but I'm not loving the girl's nose being cut off. I don't know. I don't think this is drastic enough to really shake things up, i.e. be worth uploading everywhere.
This.DaIya said:The review quote is easier to read without the ivy, but I'm not loving the girl's nose being cut off. I don't know. I don't think this is drastic enough to really shake things up, i.e. be worth uploading everywhere.
Heheh. I should also note that few of my many cover changes has made any noticeable difference to my sales. Still, no reason why we can't keep shooting for perfection!Caitie Quinn said:Do you mean literally "sexy" - because, the cover doesn't read sexy to me. But, I ditto Dalya.
I'm making bumper stickers that say that.
I agree with this. Depraved Heart to me says someone is some sort of sexual misfit/killer/crazied person and neither cover says that to me. I think as a reader, based purely on cover alone, I wouldn't really know what to expect from the title/cover. That's an opinion without looking at the description though.Hudson Owen said:It depends on what you mean by 'depraved.' Do you mean a few steps off the randy path? Or, a soul-sucking demon in a long skirt? Neither the figurine nor the girl says the latter. The building says Rebecca. That novel would not be considered depraved today. If you want to show godawful depravity, a woman who would wreck worlds and shame the Devil, you need a model that reflects such a character, I would say.
I agree - and I don't like the blue border. I think there's a temptation to try to get too much information into a cover, and make it totally accurate like a still from the film of the book. But less is generally more (think Twilight covers) especially given the tiny size Amazon uses.HAGrant said:The cover has a harsh, busy look. My eye doesn't know where to go. The bright blue/sunshine colors and tones don't appeal to me. They're the type of colors and tones you see in travel posters, without the serenity of the sea, etc. The statue disappeared against the background, but the blonde is better because I can see her. Your other covers have a misty, mysterious look that says the stories have psychological layers.
I did not mean sexy literally, probably "snazzy" is a better word. I will take a look at other fonts for the title although I sort of like the "depraved" look of the current font. I'm also going to see what I can do about her nose - I really don't want to show her face - maybe I can fade it more.LEGAL DEFINITIONS: Depraved Heart Murder n. A murder resulting from an act of reckless disregard for the safety of others. Also known as Depraved Indifference Murder. Depraved-heart murder is recognized in the Model Penal Code § 210.2(1)(b). The Model Penal Code considers unintentional killing to constitute murder when the conduct of the defendant manifests "extreme indifference to the value of human life."
Cause I couldn't find anyone gorgeous enough to be him.DDark said:Why isn't Syd on the cover?
Somehow I don't think the success of 50 Shades and Twilight had much to do with their covers!!!Ada O'Flaherty said:I'm going to throw my vote in that there's too much going on - on the cover. Covers that are simplistic in their imagery often have the strongest impact. Consider the Shades of Grey series and the Twilight (the books, not the movie) series. Both of those had professional cover artists and they both have very clean yet impactful cover designs. Have you considered taking a fresh go at it?