Which Cover Do You Like the Best?

Hi everyone!  I need your help in deciding which cover to use.  Both were created by my husband, John.  John prefers one over the other.  I chose the opposite one.  Please look over the two choices and decide which one you prefer.  We will weigh the choices and make our decision.

Here are the covers for my first novel, Hunting Mariah.  Please vote for your favorite.

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Please vote for the cover you think is the best for my first novel, Hunting Mariah.





Here is a new version of my cover.  After some input from a dear friend, Chris the Story Reading Ape, my husband has reworked the cover and here is what the new cover looks like.  I would love to hear back from you whether you like it better than the other two.

Special thanks to Chris for his wonderful suggestions.





Thank you for your input.  I appreciate your interest and support.

– Janice –







About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 7 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah was a Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest. Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 3 of Abby & Holly series for girls, a fairy tale and Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2019 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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5 Responses to Which Cover Do You Like the Best?

  1. This is a tough call Janice they’re both good
    If your novel is a murder mystery, cover B with dark background is more in theme and retro – like the old time MMs, however, cover A is certainly more eye-catching and has a better font and font layout.
    I’m tempted to suggest the font and font layout for cover A is tried out on cover B (with the yellow/gold colour) as a third option?

  2. Paul G Day says:

    Dear Janice,
    I have set myself a goal to look at your book this week. I have so much on hold at the moment and slowly working through it. It’s my fault. I took on too much and work has now got in the way. I forgot how much of your time work takes after being out of it for a couple of years. 🙂

    • jjspina says:

      I appreciate you telling me. My goal was to publish it before the end of the summer but now it may be the fall. I am waiting on three other beta-readers to get back to me too. One beta-reader read it in a day and a half and couldn’t put it down. Thank you, Paul.

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