Which Cover Should I Pick?

Entries are in for the cover redesign contest!

I want a cover that not only is crowd-pleasing but also builds intrigue. If you’re in a coffee shop and you see someone reading a book with one of these covers, which one would make you want to learn more? Out of over 100 submissions, here are the four I like most:

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4:

After you’ve digested these, go here to vote, where you can also see six other finalists. You don’t need to rate each cover, but at least give your favorite cover five stars. I hope to decide by Sunday.

For those of you who already read the book, which cover do you think matches it best?

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ebak
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Voted for the realistic bat one, but all were good.

Marco
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I think its the first one. Sums it up.

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1

Joseph Dantes
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You’re doing it wrong.

Go into a bookstore and test which covers get picked up. And at what position.

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1

inSOMnia
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number two rooshie

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3 is by far the best. there should be some dead bat on the cover. #4 is good too but looks more like a zombie book…

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I think #4 goes best with the mood of the book. Plus it’s the most creative and intriguing.

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Roosh Vörek? That’s just badass

virgle Kent
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I’m loving number 4

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This might be the response that you wanted, but I liked one or more of the covers that were on the original project page that you had previously linked to. For various reasons, I don’t like these.

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1 for sure.

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i vote for number 3 although number 4 is pretty appealing too. i just think it is little bit too much for a book like that. The cover of number 4 can only be good for comic book.

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went with number 1

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It’s obviously #2. It looks like the title will just jump out and eat you.

#1 Just looks like all the maps of South America you’ve laready seen.

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I like #2.

Is it possible to creat/offer the book in a few different covers? The buyer could choose which cover he wanted? I think I have seen a few different covers for “Think and Grow Rich”. Honestly, I think the title of the book could be more enticing, “A Dead Bat in Paraguay” doesn’t quite flow off the tongue in a smooth, seductive way. A re-naming contest would be interesting.

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Those are all pretty good.

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1

craig | travelvice.com
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Like I was telling Roosh — I wish the artists didn’t focus on the bat thing so much. The book is hardly reflective of its title. #1 is a solid choice.

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Nmber 4: Is that Roosh? Does Roosh only have one leg? Why is he jumping? Does Roosh wear skinny jeans? Why is Roosh wearing skinny jeans?? What is that thing around his neck?? Why is there a giant brown and red cloud of gas coming out of his backside??

Yep. Gotta be number 4.

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I actually really dig #3

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The web site itself wouldn’t let me vote – some kind of server error. Go with number 1 for sure. The layout is clean and illustrates the travel theme well.

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All great designs (even ones you didn’t post, lots of talent around here). #1 gets my pick.

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#4 is the shit. It caught my eye instantly and intrigues. what went through my head is “what?” instant intrigue. The rest are good, but they are good good, not good/intriguing like #4 is.

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#1 is good, no denying that. But #1 cover just shows: another nice travelling themes. #4 on the other hand, just pulls you the fuck in. It arrests your eyes. You cant quite look away. You want to see what it is about. What does the author mean by that? You dont get these kinds of feelings for the rest of them(even though they are all good).

I vote #4.

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I actually like number 3..

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1: Respectable
2: Shitty, but not cool.
3: Interesting
4: Arresting.

#4, definitely. Your audience is younger men, you want to catch their eye, not look respectable.

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Either 2 or 4 would work fine. I prefer 2 but I agree with Basil, 4 catches the eye more.

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Gotta be 4, thats the kind of cover you have sitting on your coffee table and it instantly starts conversation.

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3

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Those are all pretty sick. Honestly, I would buy them all. Use them all for future editions. Damn. Look at those things.

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In order: 4, 3, 1, 2. 4 catches the eye for sure…but I can see why ppl would say it’s more of a comic book feel. 3 is also very good.

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#4. I think the title will limit engagement. (ie. in a coffee shop even if I was intrigued by the cover, the title is a turn off.)

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I like the vörek. is it pronounced “pussy-slayer”?
#1 could be mistaken for a geography textbook from across a room.
#2 has a cool retro feel, but hints at nothing in the book.
#3 is good, but a little too hipster watercolor-ish.
#4 is a graphic novel cover. good if you’re shooting for the 18 year old nerdboy demo.

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very nice and artsy, but none of them sell the book

put your freaking name BIG, bigger than the title, betseller type. then add a cover with tits

http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:pdfOmyydl5bRRM:http://www.skyscrapernews.com/dump/great_tits.jpg&t=1

add: a memoir of a traveler banging girls in south america

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or change the title to: banging girls in south america. a memoir

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Yohami’s got it

Matt
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Anything but number 4. The last one, while a nice design, doesn’t interest me enough to pick it up.

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read the book, 3

Dman, Auckland Pick Up Artist
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Easily number two is my favourite, with #3 being clear of the rest of them.

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Another vote for #3.

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None of them are all that great with No. 3 being the best. Big improvement over previous ones though.

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Vorek? Another good Iranian seeks to ethnically cleanse himself for the sake of pussy and a pat on the head.

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#1 is the best and most classic one IMO, but it runs a risk of being interpreted as a political memoir (ala George Bush crap) dealing with revolutions or whatever in South America. That’s why I also gave #2 the thumbs up.

I’m not a big fan of the “mysterious dark” covers like 3 and 4, though they’re probably ok.

^Supernaut: Vorek is Turkish surname, I think, but I’ve also seen it in Poland.

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1. boring
2. tacky
3. childish
4. decent

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#36 and #37 Yohami is money once again.

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#16 “A re-naming contest would be interesting.”

Thinking along the same lines as Yohami.

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I like #2, but not the Typeface (which looks too comic booky)

#3 is also good… like some Camus kind of sh-t

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The one with the guy falling is the best cover, but the one with the bat has the best backside. I would suggest combining them (but changing the font on the backside).