Fun Friday: Cover Polls

Today, I thought I’d have a little fun and gather a bit of information about my books. An author hears some things but never quite all that is needed to understand what readers like.

Covers fall into a category of attracting attention visually. I spend a good bit of money on totally original cover art because epic fantasy demands it.

With that in mind, I think it’s time I found out which of the covers among my books readers find the best. I’ve added polls for each type of covers, the ones I’ve commissioned and then ones I’ve done myself. My DIY covers were done on a shoestring because they are for free books (or nearly free) so I don’t have money to sink into them (though I wish I did for the sake of consistency). Also, I include in my DIY cover, one that is not part of The Bow of Hart Saga story-arc, just for fun – after all, it fun Friday!

First the commissioned covers:


Now the poll:


Now take a look at the DIY covers:


Now the poll:

The pols are live for a week so feel free to share them and invite anyone to visit and vote. Please leave your thoughts on the covers in the comments section and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

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  1. I have to do something about book covers for SE soon. I was thinking of breaking down your three bow covers to talk about why they work. Are you comfortable with that. I’m pioneering that Friday segment.

  2. I voted for you. I like The White Arrow best of your commissioned covers. I like the colours and it isn’t overcrowded. For me, the green in The Bow of Destiny cover makes is a bit dingy and An Arrow Against the Wind is a little bit busy. The last one is just perfect. Of your DIY covers, I chose Trading Knives as it sent a very clear and chilling message. Cover 2 was a bit busy for me. I liked cover 3 better than cover 1 but not as much as cover 1.

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