View Full Version : Advice on cover?

07-06-2011, 05:55 AM
Hey, folks! I came to you for help with my short story cover and you were so helpful I'm back :)

This is a (light) science fiction novella with a little bit of adventure and mystery. It'll go on Kindle, but it's not long enough to print.


EDIT: I actually changed it, haha! My husband came up with a pretty cool version. If you happened to see the last one, let me know if you like it more :-p

And just for reference, here's a smaller version, which is what most people will see on Amazon.com or in signatures:

Any thoughts/ideas/suggestions? Would it catch your eye? I'm not too sure about the title reflection.

08-16-2011, 06:02 PM
I haven't seen the last one, but IMO this is beautiful! Best of luck!

Gale Haut
08-16-2011, 09:06 PM
Pretty cool. I find myself wishing I could see what it looks like with the light streaks off her face and only on the black.

08-16-2011, 09:33 PM
I like the look, but there are no cues telling me what kind of book it is. This could be a YA/coming of age, a , a horror, a romance, a crime thriller... anything. It looks great, large and small, but I don't know what to make of the story from it.

08-16-2011, 09:50 PM
I agree about not knowing what type of story it is based on the cover.

But it looks great!

Gale Haut
08-16-2011, 10:05 PM
Okay, I will third that point. Also, the line around her jaw is muddy and it's really bothering me.

08-16-2011, 10:09 PM
I like that her jaw isn't defined clearly.. Gives it more of a dreamy look

08-16-2011, 10:10 PM
I still think the girl looks overly happy/pretty. Based on this cover it could be a story of a model's ascent to fame. IMHO the more abstract version was more intriguing. But maybe that's just me.

Gale Haut
08-16-2011, 10:34 PM
I like that her jaw isn't defined clearly.. Gives it more of a dreamy look

That can easily be done without becoming muddy. :)

08-16-2011, 10:51 PM
I think it looks really cool, however, I agree I have no idea about what the book is about. Granted I'd pick it up off a shelf and read the back blurb.

Griffin Hayes
09-27-2011, 07:09 AM
I agree, the imagery is striking, but doesn't reveal a whole lot about what kind of experience is in store for the reader. A hint or two might make all the difference.

09-27-2011, 09:36 PM
I think the cover is striking but I wouldn't pick it up in a bookstore; I'd assume it was a romance of some sort.