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Help Me with My Cover Design!

Hi Everyone!

Today I was playing around with some ideas for the cover of my book … and, let’s just say, I got a little out of control.  LOL.  Help me reel it in, won’t you?  Below are 10 designs I came up with.  I know some are stronger than others, but that’s kind of what happens in digital design brainstorming….

So, can you help me?  Take a minute to consider each cover below.  Try to imagine yourself in your favorite bookstore.  Maybe it’s BAM, or B&N, or some unique boutique.  Whatever.  But imagine yourself there looking at the shelves.  You happen to see one of these book covers sitting there…  Does it strike you enough to pick it up?  Even if you know nothing about the book, does one of these grab you and pique your interest enough to see what it’s about?

Now those of you who do not normally read scifi…  put that aside for the sake of this exercise.  Pretend you’re a scifi FAN.  OR just pretend you might like scifi for a day.

After all, despite what they say, people DO judge a book by its cover — and the goal of the cover is to get the book picked up.  So help me get my book picked up!

Which one snags your attention?  Which one says, check me out?  Tell me in the comments below!  And if you don’t mind, tell me what you like best about it — or if you have any suggestions you think that would make it better.  Please be honest, because telling me they’re all great doesn’t help the book.  But, as comments on the internet can get crazy, please be kind, courteous, and respectful to all.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!  Thank you so much for your help!