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#21 Joey

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:02 PM

It is way too dark. I also can't tell what the cover is to represent?

I believe in simplicity and understanding for covers. What's the book about really? What images can EASILY convey the message and entice a reader? With all the words on the front it is honestly too busy. If I saw this as a thumbnail or on a book cover at the bookstore, I'd walk right past it.

Save the blurb for the back cover or inside of the jacket. But I have to ask? what is it with the G in Guardians capitalized and the other random word capitalized on the cover? I am a difficult critic about what covers I like vs. ones I do not.

Btw, diliana is a nice font. Good fantasy feel.

Here's what I mean about simplicity. I'm reading it right now. You KNOW what you're getting and know what the book will be about b/c of the really simple yet effective cover.

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#22 Lara Rose Lee

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:33 PM

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 06:44 PM

The font doesn't look right. It looks like it got skewed so it's taller than it should be, though now that I've seen it I'm not crazy about it. This is better, but I'm still not loving it. It still looks like a "self pub" cover, and especially these days, that's not really going to do you any favors.

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:33 PM

I like the second one best out of the four.

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#25 Lara Rose Lee

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 07:37 PM

I turned the name around to "Guardians Gateway" as I had a few suggest it, since book two is "Guardians Adventure" and the Book three is "Guardians Kingdom".  I am half way through book two and book one is completely done and ready to submit to an agent.

 

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