I could really use your help.
I had this crazy idea that getting an e-book to “print” would be as simple as cleaning up the Word document and then hitting the Send button. I was woefully mistaken. There’s a lot of techy stuff to learn about publishing an e-book and my brain feels as if it’s back in high school trying desperately (and in vain) to understand algebra or physics.
Although I am working at a glacial pace, I AM making progress. The editing is done and I’m working on formatting the manuscript for Kindle. Which brings me to you. Below are three cover designs for my e-book. They were created by Yours Truly (that would be me). I would very much appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to peruse the designs and then leave a comment (or send me an email) letting me know which one you like the best, A, B, or C. Thank you!
I think “C” is beautiful!
Aww, thanks, Deana!
i prefer A
Noted :-)! Thank you so much!
I rather like C, but that’s just because I enjoy horizontal text layouts more. Beautiful photo! 😀
C is my favorite, too – but I’ve looked at them so many times that it’s really difficult to make a choice. Anyway, thank you!!
I love them all, they are all beautiful, but B is what I would pick up and buy because it is colorful and immediately got my attention! 🙂 Great job!
Appreciate it, Brandi! I’ve looked at them all so many times…
I prefer A.
Thank you so much, Mary! Seems as if A is winning so far!
Oohhhhh tough call – I think it ‘A’ for me 🙂
It IS a tough call – that’s why I’m counting on you all ;-)! Thanks, Robyn!
That’s tricky, I initially thought A but after looking at them again I think C. I admire you tackling ebooks, I looked into that briefly and ran away screaming.
Lorna – it’s been a slog for me. I guess my brain doesn’t work as well as it used to (or at least as well as I THOUGHT it used to). I think once I get through this first one, others will be easier – – if I ever decide to tackle more books, that is…
I stand in awe.
I like “A” the best.
So far I think the “As” have it! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment!
Hi. Definitely ‘A’. Good luck.
Thanks, Rachel! This is going to be tough!!
I like A the best, hands down.
I like your confidence! Thanks, Lydia!!
I like C: less stark than A and cleaner than B. Great project btw. I wish you well with it.
Thank you – – I really appreciate you taking the time to comment. I also prefer C ;-).
I like C. 😉
Thanks, girl (that’s my choice, too)! xoxo
I like B because it is colorful.
Thank you very much, Vicki!
I like A the best. I’m so glad you’re doing this. I will be recommending your book to the staff of my husband’s medical team. – Ganey
Thank you so much, Ganey! I’d be happy to send you a PDF copy of the primer for you to read. I still have some formatting issues, but the text is complete. Let me know if you’re interested.
I like C the best. The title is lost in B. Is the title of the book meant to be “Caregivers”? Or is it “A Terminal Illness Primer for Caregivers”? I like the idea of a single word for a title followed by an explanation such as “Caregivers: A Terminal Illness Primer” I hope you have much success with this. It can be a great help to so many people.
Thank you so much for your input, Mark! The title is A Terminal Illness Primer for Caregivers. I wanted to soften the word Caregivers and give it more emphasis than the rest of the title because that’s really who the book is for and about – those caring for their loved ones. Thanks again!
I like C best. Sorry we’re not being very helpful with all these different answers!
Haha! It all helps. Looks as if it’s a battle between A and C…
This has been a great series and will make a wonderful E-book, Annie! My vote is for C–I like the larger image and the two-toned shading at the bottom.
Me, too ;-)! Thanks, Rach!
I’m so glad you are publishing this – great series and such helpful information. I thought ‘C’ was the easiest to quickly get the title. It is lovely as well.
A is my favorite. And yes, formatting ebooks (i learned last year) are a total headache but worth it when they are completed!
C gets my vote!
Hi Ann. Way to go!! At first glance I liked A best, but I tend to gravitate toward simple designs. After looking at them longer, I think C is beautiful and presents a softer, more nurturing image. I don’t think you would go wrong with either of them. I think you should go with C if that’s what you are leaning toward. xo
Thanks, Teresa! I like the idea of nurturing because that’s really what caregiving is all about. Appreciate your thoughts – xoxo
Aesthetically I prefer C, but given the topic I think both A & C are a little too sad. I would definitely opt for B. Having personally shopped for books like this, I prefer a soft color palette for the subject in question & tend to get depressed by B&W.
Ashley nailed it! It is bright and hopeful and eye catching. I love colors and always gravitate toward buying things with them. 🙂
Thank you, Ashley!
They’re all beautiful and professional, but I was the most drawn to “C”. B seemed a little to bright and cheery, given the topic.
Yeah, bright and cheery probably isn’t quite what I’m going for – – I think it’s going to be a call between A and C.
I like the classic look of black and white, so “A” gets my vote!! Good luck with the finishing touches!
I really like the look of C.
A. It is elegant, simple, beautiful and completely at peace with the topic it is dealing with 🙂
Thank you, Fran! A is doing pretty well :-)!
I hope so, it’s really the best of an amazing lot 🙂
C is the best readable even as a small preview image. (I’m thinking book browsing on a Kindle)
Ah, good thought! Thank you!
I am a big fan of A 😀
Best of luck!
Choc Chip Uru
Noted! Thanks, CCU!
I really like C.
It’s a battle between A and C! Thanks, Liezl :-).
I vote for C personally. It’s elegant and very pleasing aisthetically too. Best of luck with the publishing of the book in general though. Congrats. 🙂 x
Thank you very much, Maria! The support from everyone has been unbelievable!
I vote A. The others look a bit subtle romance novel cover to me, which isn’t the right vibe for the book.
Thanks for your input! Appreciate it very much.
I like C!
Me, too :-P!
I like A the most! It is clear & beautiful! I think B & C are too busy!
Congratulations on making an ebook! I’m gonna learn how to format an ebook just for fun someday (I’m a front-end web developer, and the coding practices are similar). And I know that your topic will help a great many people.
For covers: I like “A” the best. The word Caregivers is hard to read on the “B” cover against the flower backdrop. And I actually find the half-sepia look on the “C” cover a little creepy, since it makes the flower look like it’s dying. But if you remove that half-sepia effect, I would like the “C” cover best.
Thanks, Fran! “Just for fun” cracks me up – formatting the ebook made me want to tear out my hair!!
You must’ve read my mind. I’ve tweaked C a bit and I think it’s much-improved. Appreciate your input.
I really like A and B, but would probably pick B if I had to pick only one. I am a caregiver and this immediately caught my attention so good job!
Thanks for the feedback, Kristine! I went with C, but with some tweaks because I added a subtitle.
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