Judging a Cover by Its Book: Pick the Cover Direction for A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT

UPDATE: Voting is now closed!!!
Thanks for letting us know what made you swoon!
From the very beginning of Swoon Reads, we promised that we would include our community in every step of the publishing process. You’ve helped us pick our first book, many of your comments were incorporated into the editorial letter we sent to the author, and now it’s time for you to help us choose the cover of the book.

Normally, a book is assigned to a single designer who, working with the editor, comes up with a cover approach that conveys the tone of the book and passes muster with sales, marketing, and accounts. But for A Little Something Different we decided to try something new. Under the guidance of our art director Rich D., we asked the entire design department to read the novel and give us some cover directions. As you can see below, what they’ve come up with is amazing. (And these are just concepts—like a rough draft of a manuscript—they will tweak the final cover to be even better!)

After much back and forth, we’ve managed to narrow the field down to 5 awesome cover directions that we love. Now it’s your turn. Look carefully at these covers, and vote for your favorite below. And don’t forget to leave us a comment telling us exactly what made you swoon!

 

Heart Circles Cover
April’s Heart Circles Cover
Tree Cover
Anna’s Tree Cover
Sky Cover
Ashley’s Sky Cover
Squirrel Cover
Patrick’s Squirrel Cover
Speech Bubbles Cover
April’s Speech Bubbles Cover

And if, like us, you are having trouble choosing, check back every day this week for an in depth look at each option, as the designers explain how they came up with these different concepts. Find them here:

April’s Heart Circles Cover
Anna’s Tree Cover
Ashley’s Sky Cover
Patrick’s Squirrel Cover
April’s Speech Bubbles Cover

Voting will close at 12:00 p.m. EST on Monday, March 24th.

 

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