What kind of art covers interest you? (poll)


#1

So I’m working on a new story, and I’m trying to decide between doing an art cover that features the characters or a more abstract-artsy cover. My fear is that covers showing hands/objects/non-character items aren’t interesting to someone scrolling through the app. What do you think?

  • I like covers/banners with the characters on it
  • I don’t have a preference between characters or objects
  • I wouldn’t normally click a cover with no characters on it
  • I prefer covers with abstract objects on them
  • Other (reply with your thoughts!)

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#2

For me, it’s more about the quality of the artwork, rather than the content.

I know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I have a reasoning behind it.

If a story has a high-quality cover, with well done artwork, it shows to me that the author:

A) Invested a lot of time into making their cover, which probably means they cared a lot about the story itself/the subject matter, or

B) Invested money in commissioning a cover, which also shows the author cared enough to invest in their own work.


#3

This is a discussion that benefits all writers, but if I could just take a sec to specifically gauge my story’s specific example

Here’s the character cover:

Here’s the abstract one:

  • I would read the story if it had the character cover (#1)
  • I would read the story if it had the hands cover(#2)
  • I don’t have a preference
  • I wouldn’t click the story specifically because of the character cover
  • I wouldn’t click the story because of the hands cover

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#4

I like covers that include people or sometimes objects that relate to the story, if you were to have abstract art in the background I would put the characters in front of it


#5

What about if the cover was abstract and the banner once you click has characters? Would that ‘redeem’ it, or would you not have clicked to see the banner anyways?


#6

I agree with @dandylou. For me it’s about the quality of the cover rather then what’s on it.

I opted out of any characters on my cover, other than a hand in the skin color I intended for the MC. I have a CC for the MC and I rather now show what the other characters look like before they appear in the story.


#7

Well your ‘abstract’ cover is pretty interesting so I would click