Decisions, Decisions



Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

I need your opinion

One of the joys of self-publishing is being able to have creative control of the process. One of curses of self-publishing is…you guessed…having creative control of the process.

I’m finding myself in a bit of a dilemma, and I’d love to have your opinion.

The cover of Flight of the Spark has received many compliments, but I’m not certain that it has the right tone for the series.

From a different designer, I commissioned a cover for Game of Lies, a prequel novella which will come out this year.

I’d love for you to weigh in on which one is more likely to have you pick up the book.

So what do you think of the cover options? Tell me which you like better in the comments. And if you can share why, all the better. Thank you for your help!



22 Replies to “Decisions, Decisions”

  • That is so hard.. I love them both, but it’s like I’m being drawn into the woods with the first one, and the second speaks to bc of the castle and the blue sky ❤ sorry I don’t think that was very helpful.

  • Personally I loved the cover of Flight of The Spark.
    This Game of Lies. Who is that supposed to be on the cover? And is the person walking to or away? I respect the work. It’s beautiful. Is Game of Lies the story of Tereka?
    Just trying to understand.
    I’m sure you’re on the right track. Keep going. Happy writing.

    • HI Selma,
      The person on Game of Lies is Tarkio, and he’s walking to the building in the background. Game of Lies is a prequel novella about Tarkio. Tereka’s story is Flicker of the Flame.
      Thanks for commenting!

  • I like to cover for Game Of Lies more. The other cover makes me think of a lot of teen angst while the other cover makes me think more of a deeper story

  • Yes, both are beautiful but I personally like the second cover better. When I read a description of a character, I develop a mental picture that probably differs from the cover photo. I like the silhouette so my imagination can create the image. It’s similar to reading Harry Potter without picturing Daniel Radcliffe.

    • You make a good point, Julie. The silhouette does let the reader’s imagination take over. Thank you!

  • I like both of them myself, but I’m a bit more drawn to #2. Kind of gives it a film-noir feeling of who the character could be once you meet them face to face.

  • Hi Evelyn:
    I hope you are staying home and not too bored.
    Both covers are beautiful, kudos to the artists.
    I like the “Game of Lies” cover. You can tell the story is going to be dark and mysterious.

    • Thank you, Sandi. I thought the Game of Lies cover did a better job implying the tone of the story.

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