But now I need the help of all my friends on the internet. I've been having great fun designing a cover. The problem is I can't decide which one is best. I've shown what I thought to be a really good cover to people and had a so-so reaction and I've shown what I thought was so-so and they've said that's the one I should use. So below are some possibilities. If you could be so kind as to tell me which cover you think would make you pick up the book, I'd be really greatful
I can't expect you to know which is best without some idea of the book of course, so here's a rough draft of the blurb -
For the first time in his life, Jakan the Treespeaker is alone. Only weeks after the arrival of a stranger to his village, he has lost his wife, his home and the respect of the villagers he has served as seer and healer for over twenty years. Blocked from his Treespeaking skills and banished from the forest, he goes on a journey which could well mean his own death. All he has left is his faith and his determination to save his people. But will that be enough?
This is not a book about good versus evil. It is a book about belonging and doing what you know to be right, no matter what the cost.
(Adult/Crossover high fantasy, 93 000 words)
As I said, only a rough draft. Another thing I have to work on before I press the 'publish' button.
So...which cover (if any) grabs you? Remember that this is for Kindle, so it has to look okay in grayscale and as a tiny icon on Amazon. If you don't like any of them, please tell me why so that I can maybe have more fun
After a couple of weeks, I'll put the names of all those who've voted into a hat and draw out one to win a Kindle copy of Treespeaker when it comes out.
If you'd like to read a little in advance, I'm about to hop over to my Treespeaker blog and post a sample. See you there! Thanks everyone!