Cover Me, Part 2

I have received my next round of edits for the proposed cover of the book I will publish in early 2019.

If you recall the first two cover options, it’s obvious which theme I chose. However, there are now differences from that original. First, the back part (which is the same in the current four examples) has different wording.

But it’s the front of a book’s cover that matters most. That’s what my imagined reader–the one who doesn’t know me, who is looking for a resource on hospice–will first see . . . and it’s that glance at the front that will possibly lead to a “yes” or a “no” on making a purchase.

So, I invite your kind, thoughtful reactions! Which cover works for you? And why?

Cover #1

Cover #2

Cover #3

Cover #4 (which is the one at the top of this post and nearly identical to one of the two original cover drafts)

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Comments

  1. **#1. The simplicity of a path.

    The two hands imply an older person, not always so. The couples.. again imply, a man and a women, a youthful man and women at that :).

    Just my thoughts, covers of books are very important to me, I wouldn’t pick up the ones with images,

    Thanks for asking!

  2. I think number one is the book I would buy. The images of the couple walking off into the horizon appears overly sentimental and could potentially alienate some folks. I love the colors, the road, and especially the tree.

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