Opinions Needed – I Can’t Make Up My Mind . . .

My doll book is so close to being done — all that’s needed now is a cover design. (Edit – the book is now published and available on amazon.com).

Only one doll (maybe three, if I really squish them) can fit on the front cover, and I’m totally paralyzed by the idea of having to pick one. One of the dolls is a portrait of my own cat (I used a baby photo, taken back when she was still pretending to be angelic, as my model – that’s her in the little photo on the left. She doesn’t look anything like that now, and she’s definitely not angelic! But for some reason, I like her anyway. 🙂 )

I naturally want to feature “my” kitten on the front of my book, but that may not be the one that would grab the most attention from readers. The book cover can really help sell a book on amazon.com if it’s done right. Since my book sales help pay for cat food, and support this website, I really want to make the cover stand out.

You all helped me so much when I designed the cover for my mask book, so I thought I’d ask you to vote, like you did last time. Which one (or which two or three) do you think should get the starring role? Click on the images below to see them in a bigger size. And then let me know what you think.

86 thoughts on “Opinions Needed – I Can’t Make Up My Mind . . .”

  1. The ragdoll kitty is the most precious! I vote for her! The tan bunny would be my next choice. They look great! You are so talented! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Dear Jonni,

    Your book looks so cute! My favorite is the tan bunny in the top center. Something about it makes me think of the Velveteen Rabbit, which was my favorite story as a child.


  3. I like it Jonni, I’m ready to buy my copy!
    nuff said on that. Regarding your camera situation: As I stated before, I know nothing about the kick-start program but it sounds like Rex & Xan have hit on the solution. Once you set up the donation site I will donate. I would love to see you have the equipment you need and deserve to keep bringing us the video presentations you so generously share with us. Let me know.

  4. The covers really POP! Job well done…whew I didn’t realize how much thought (and work) goes into designing just the cover of a book. Congrats on another successful project

    Warm Smiles,

    • Designing books, inside and out, is a whole new artistic venture for me, and I’m still feeling like a novice. But it’s really fun to do, and I hope I’m getting better at it as I go along. I really think the help I’ve received from you all for the last two covers has made a huge difference in how well the books sell on amazon, so I really do appreciate all the time people put in to give their opinions – and that even goes for those ideas that I can’t use for one reason or other. You guys are the best!

  5. Well, I’ve been sick, so I’ve missed all the fun. I like your cover and the back. I want to add another vote for the Chihuahua because I have a min pin, and he has the same color markings! (Silly me.) I like your last design, although I didn’t mind the three images squished together on the front with the cat (the one showing more of the cat).

    Thanks so much. I didn’t know Kickstarter was a company or whatever. My vote would be we all kick in some money and help you buy what you need. Can you talk to your bank about setting up a contribution site or something? I don’t have a clue how to do that.

    • It sounds like you (Jonni, not Rex) could just put a paypal button right on your blog to accept donations. That would be easy enough to set up, and no one would even have to leave the blog! Not to mention, you wouldn’t have to worry about the project not getting funded in time, and losing all the potential donations. 🙂

      • I’m thinking you may be right. Maybe a button will show up in the sidebar one of these days. It would be interesting to see what happens.

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