Let's Pick the Cover!
Your comments on my cover choices for the e-book reissue of Reflection were helpful and brilliant! Here are your top four choices in no particular order. Please help me pick the winner. To recap, this is a contemporary story set in the Pennsylvania Dutch country about a woman whom the town of Reflection holds responsible for an old tragedy. It’s multi-layered, serious, full of surprises and the main relationships are between the woman and a man she loves but can’t have, and the woman and her secretive grandmother.
A. ←(ignore the curlicue on her cheek; it won’t be in the final image). I like this image because the tragedy took place in a school and I can imagine that’s a school in the background. Her expression truly reflects her feelings of regret and “what am I going to do now??”
B. →This image received the most votes. I’ve cropped it tighter here so that it would show up better in thumbnail form. I have mixed feelings about it. It doesn’t say much to me, but it seemed to grab many of you and that’s what counts.
C.← This image came in second in your voting. Again, I’ve cropped it tighter. It certainly fits the title of the book.
D. →I’d have to fix her goofy hair and I worry this reads “historical” instead of “contemporary,” but otherwise, I think it’s lovely and evocative.
I vote for A!
Wow.. or C…I think A would be better if the building were just a tad bit more defined in the background.
I like the one with the women refecting on the pond (letter C)
A or C… I’m stuck.
C is my pick.
I vote for A.
B or C are my choices. Probably C, since you aren’t too keen on B. It is your book after all! 🙂
I like D
I vote for Cover A.
A. For sure!
I would choose C……..with the water. I thought of a picture with a water reflection when you started the elimination.
I love C.
I vote for C again, because of her pondering by the water, which works with reflection. I like it so much better with the bike gone! I also love B as an image, but I’m with you, I don’t think it really says anything. And yes, I agree that last one looks historical.
1st choice A, 2nd choice D.
A is my favorite Diane.
Cover A really fits in with all your other covers and I agree with your blurp “A. ←(ignore the curlicue on her cheek; it won’t be in the final image). I like this image because the tragedy took place in a school and I can imagine that’s a school in the background. Her expression truly reflects her feelings of regret and “what am I going to do now??”
I vote for A…it’s simple and her face tells a story.
I vote for C
I like C
Final tally of votes from both here and Facebook:
Hmm! I’m going to play with A and C and see which works better with the text and the look of the image in thumbnail form. Thank you everyone!
I vote for A.
Thanks, everyone. After playing with these two images, I’m going with A. It has a much cleaner look than C once I added the text. Plus, it shows up better in thumbnail form, and I don’t have to worry about the woman having the wrong hair color. You’ll see it next week sometime when I have Reflection available as an ebook. Thanks again for your help!!
“A” is definitely the one!
None of these speak to me
I just look at the girl and think of romance
I Am no help with these
My students are illustrating stories and poems. I advise them to pick scenes and avoid one person
I do plan to get the e reader and order your books
A or C