I’ve been dealing with a major dilemma lately and I’m still not sure what I should do about my covers. So, I want YOUR honest opinion, whether brutal or gushing, to help put this decision to rest once and for all.
I have to admit, I’ve had A LOT of unexpected and unprovoked compliments on the cover for TMM, and so far have only read two negative opinions on it. At first, I thought that since there have been more positive comments than negative that it’s a no-brainer, but being a typically indecisive and pessimistic person, I will worry over this forever.
So, the dilemma is: Should I pay a professional to make a new cover for THE MAYFAIR MOON?
First off, I wanted to do a theme for THE DARKWOODS TRILOGY, like you see above. It’s a simple theme as you can see. Also, I wanted to do something different than what most of the YA covers out there are doing and not use actual people on my covers to visually depict my main characters. Nothing wrong with other covers like that – I just wanted to be different. But in YOUR opinion, is that a risky move? Do you think that by being somewhat different, my cover(s) might be passed up by YA readers because they don’t look like other covers out there? Also, do my covers LOOK YA, regardless of not having teenagers on the cover?
What do YOU think about this? I NEED YOUR HELP! And the more people that reply in comment, the better! So, if you don’t mind, retweet this post to your friends, do whatever you think might bring more opinions.
NOTE: If it helps you decide, THIS is the kind of quality I will be getting by changing the cover!
Opinion Count (gathered from Twitter, Goodreads & comments below):
Keep It! – 6
Change It! – 0
Either Way Is Good! – 1