Okay, so Breed: Sleeper is in the final stages of editing. Time to focus on the cover design, and all the other promotional copy it takes to launch a book.
I picked two images, and shared them on my Facebook Page and Reader Group, to see which people preferred.
Interestingly, people who had liked my page preferred one image, while Breed: Readers who had joined the Credinciosi group went for the other.
But there weren’t enough responses to make an informed decision, so I’ve put both into the cover mock-up.
When I did, to my eye what was originally the stronger image struggled to stand out against the dark background, while the weaker images, once recoloured, became stronger.
But before I send the Mock-up to the cover designer for production, I’d like to get a few more opinions.
Option 1 – Plain Mean
This was the image I preferred before importing them into the Mock-up template. In the template (which granted is a rough version of the end result) it just doesn’t pop for me.
This one was originally a blue hood, and although I liked the image, I didn’t think it would work for the series. Now, though, I think it looks stronger than the other.
What do you think? Mean or Moody – remembering that Breed: Sleeper is from Dillon’s point of View, so most people will assume it’s an image of him.
I could also use the Moody image for Breed: Sleeper and the other one for Breed: Seeker, if I can get it to stand out more.
Speaking of which, I’m looking forward to making a start on Faruk’s adventures once I have the last bits of editing done, and building up some major tension to be resolved in Breed: Sanctuary.