My wife sells jewelry! Treat yourself to some bling!Treat yourself to some bling!
I am an Affiliate, and I warmly invite you to shop using my store!

Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial
Join HBO Free Trial

Friday, October 01, 2010

Judging a book by its cover

Hello, Gentle Readers! (As Stephen King would say... Oh wait, I don't write horror. Usually.)

Reader AND Lurker alert! I need your feedback!

I am strongly considering changing the cover of Learn Me Good, at least for the Kindle version, and I have a few concepts that I have been playing with. All of them involve an actual, professional photograph, as opposed to the (very much self-admittedly) amateur cover that currently graces the book.

Below, you will see 4 possibilities for new cover designs. Please note that the rights still belong to the artists at istockphoto, that's why their logo is prominently stamped in the center. You'll have to imagine that gone.

I would really love to hear any and all feedback on these ideas. What do you like? What do you dislike? Which do you like best, if any? Why?

Thank you in advance!

Edit: I added one more to the mix. This one has a male teacher's arm, which could very well be MINE...

Double Edit:  Here are the two existing covers, as of July 2012:


Almost American said...

I don't like the one with your name on the spine of the red book because the name clearly is not aligned with the spine. I like all of the others.

Mister Teacher said...

Keep in mind that these are just concept designs, not finalized products. Words can be moved and modified. If I went with number 3, I would line my name up with the spine.

Unknown said...

Top lefthand corner.

Candy said...

Empty desk with the apple. Hands down. Although I think you should leave it alone and use that for your 2nd book that should be out soon. RIGHT? *laugh*

Mister Teacher said...

Well that's the thing, I can use one now and use another for Learn Me Gooder. Win-Win! :)

Anonymous said...

I have a suggestion!

Let an actual third grader write "Learn Me Good".

Have a class write it and select the one that expresses the title best.


Mamie said...

Top left, empty desk with apple. No contest!

Maria said...

I like the Desk and the Apples, with the colorful books and your name on the book the best of the apples. Any of those three would make very eye-catching covers and go with the book IMO.

Very nice.


P.S. I'm doing a cover poll for my next book--come over and vote!!!

loonyhiker said...

The top left with the empty desk jumps out at me more than the others.

Mister Teacher said...

AJ, I certainly like your suggestion, but I don't think I have the know-how to then transfer that piece of real writing over to a picture on my computer.

I do like the desk with the apple, as many have said. But now I really like the newest one I've put up, which has a male teacher's arm writing on the board. An arm that looks just like mine!!