I’ve spent most of today designing the cover for my short science fiction stories collection, titled “Six Days a Week” (what do you think of the title? Since the collection has six stories, I thought it appropriate.)
As is always the case with these things, I’ve narrowed it down to two options, regarding the cover. Unfortunately, at the last minute I got stuck, and since everyone’s been so helpful, I thought I’d ask your opinion. Please vote (or comment) on which one you prefer – the one with the light-blue background, or the completely white one.
Update: Following your feedback (you all preferred the blue one), I updated the cover by changing its font and the book name. Waiting for your feedback! Namely: What do you think of the new name, “The Power of Six”? Do you like the rocket, or does it look too “childish”? Would you rather have a dark background, say with planets etc, or is that too cliche?
Further Update: Once again, your feedback has led to two further covers – a slight variation on the blue one, and a new, purple one. Whatcha think?
Nicholas, I didn’t have the chance to comment before your update, but I wouldn’t go for the all white one either. Regarding the blue one which is better, I wouldn’t mind the rocket sketch, but the sketch combined with the baby blue color I think messes with your branding. I love the new font, but in my humble opinion a darker background is needed (not necessarily with planets). Of course, I don’t know what the vibe of your stories are: are they light? or dark? That is also a factor to consider. The current cover as I see it points to a “lighter” take on sci-fi. Hope this helps!
Many thanks for your always useful feedback!
The stories here are quite light, most of them being rather tongue-in-cheek and humorous (I know it’s kinda hard to fathom after reading Pearseus, but there you have it… 🙂 )
The blue one looks tighter and simpler, more professional.
Thanks! 🙂 Now for the next question; rocket or no rocket?
I’m a sucker for rockets…
Ha ha, aren’t we all… 😀 Thanks!
I like the white one but the blue one looks more professional.
Hi, Nicholas, I’m a writer, not an artist, but an avid reader. Take my opinions from those POVs. I like the graphic but not the font. Font is boring, to me, and not genre-related. Can’t say much more, though; sorry. I feel similarly about the title, unless it’s related to a shorter orbital year creating the 6-day week, in which case, if one of the stories explains that, go for it. If not, I don’t get it.
That’s great to know, thanks! No shorter orbital year I’m afraid, but I like the way you think. 🙂 I chose it simply because it has six short stories (as in, one for each day of the week, rest on the seventh). Probably not my best thinking.
Frostie suggested I change the title to one of the following:
Power on the sixth
What do you think?
Update: Following your feedback changed the cover’s font and the title to “The Power of Six”. Waiting for your feedback! 🙂
The blue one because otherwise the white one will show up as seemingly disconnected font and pictures LOL 😀
Thanks, that’s good to know! 🙂