The Big Reveal

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been talking about designing a cover for a novel, and I’ve promised this week to show off my choice.

So which cover did I go with?

conceptsIt was a difficult choice. Much more difficult than I expected it to be. And eventually my final decision actually came from the demographics report that we had done.

If you just took the votes from everyone who chimed in, the results were half and half. Maybe a little more for the girl. But the one constant we encountered? Just about everyone who voted for the cover with the girl on it was not in our target demographic. And everyone who voted for the cover with the flower on it was.

I thought I was imagining it at first, but we sat down with a highly technical pen and paper and made tally marks to make sure. And sure enough, with only a few exceptions, only women 18 to 35 voted for the cover with the flower on it. And the majority of women 35 to 50 voted for the cover with the flower on it. Most men voted for the girl, and most women over 50 did too.

Ironically, of the four of us at Crosshair three of us voted for the flower and one of us voted for the girl. And we’re all in the target demographic. So, of course, it truly does depend on the person.

So while the demographics report gave me the information I needed, the final choice came down to my own opinion.

nameless_front_smallAnd I chose the flower.

It was one of the most difficult choices I’ve ever made, mainly because it feels like so much is riding on this. Maybe that’s true. But I feel like I’ve made the right call. And of course people will disagree, but that’s part of the beauty of having opinions. If we all liked the same things, imagine how boring the world would be.

So now I get to announce an exciting new website where you’ll get to find all the awesome updates about Nameless and the Morningstar series: Eventually you’ll be able to find series information, character bios, world information, and other cool stuff.

Keep on the lookout for other updates on too.

And next Saturday I might have a post about Realm Makers 2014 where I am right now!

A.C. Williams

Amy Williams left a lucrative career in marketing to write novels about space cowboys, clumsy church secretaries, American samurai, and alternate dimensions. Along the way, she also discovered a passion for teaching other creative professionals how to use technology to make life easier. Through video instruction or one-on-one coaching, she teaches software, blogging, basic graphic design, and many other useful skills that help creative entrepreneurs get stuff done minus the frustration.

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  1. Aimee I am so excited for you. Can’t wait to read your book. I know your parents are so proud of you.<3

  2. Amy is your book out yet.If so where may it be purchased.

    1. Hey, Nola! Thanks for commenting! No, the book isn’t available for purchase yet. I do have pre-release copies I’m selling for $15 each. If you don’t mind paying shipping, I can mail you one. =D

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