New Covers for Pineapple Port Mysteries – What do you think?? Let me know!!
I mentioned last time I was running a poll on AuthorsXP.com to see what makes the perfect cozy mystery cover and that my Pineapple Port happy skull face did NOT do well.
Once all the info was distilled it became clear what most readers liked or didn’t like:
- Hate cluttered/busy
- Hate dark/heavy
- Hate too bright, too! (lot of people hate yellow…)
- Love dogs (except for the cat lovers who were mad it wasn’t a cat…)
- Hate covers that look like other genres (too romantic, too thrillery)
- Hate women on the cover – always appear to be “victims” for some reason, or too sexy
- Love having a clue what the story is about from the images
- Hate clipart
- Maybe getting tired of baked good themes — yet a cover with a bakery was one of the LEAST hated, so go figure.
Using all this, I made the mockup of a new cover you can see here.
What do you think? This is my sloppy version, my cover guy will make it more professional, so don’t get too hung up on the details,. The idea is that that little icon area (the dirt and shovel – no bones!!) will change from book to book, depending on the theme, as will a few items in the collection of stuff at the bottom maybe.
Does it come across as a fun mystery? Would you buy it?
DO tell me what you think in the comments below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
I want something everyone will love (or at least not be terrified of!)
Winner of Name the Amusement Park
A few weeks ago I had you submit ideas for naming an amusement park in The Girl Who Was Forgotten — Shee McQueen Mystery-Thriller #2!
WINNERS OF THE eBOOKS: (releasing June 1 so I’ll send then!)
Sandra Quinn – Shadow World. The scariest place on earth
Pat Fayo – Laughter Land
Lezette Pemberton – Minnie’s Grand Adventures Mickey’s wife would branch out in 2021 and have her own marvelous adventures. (LOL!)
brenda b newsome – Dips and Curves (you know, roller coasters).
Pam Enrici –Thrill-A-Second Amusement Park
Jeanette S. Hall – “Milky Way Excitement” and market it as “An Out Of The World Experience”.
Tina Mallery – Spagical Park it is super magical! (LOL!)
Quinta Wilkinson – Horseshoe Crab beach park
Paulette – the bluffs amusement park
Debbie – Disney + (LOL!)
Debra Kronenberg – Florida Funzone
Patricia Poulin – Panther Park
Cheang Wai Kuen – Funshine Park
Lynette Kersey – Wild West
Sue Hieber – Cheap Thrills
Dottie – Furbabies Fun Park
Andrea Stoeckel – Pay No Attention to the world next door (LOL!)
Rena E Holcomb – Happie Land
Reginald Gillem – A Better World
(2) Winners of eBook “Gift Baskets” of ALL ebooks
Other Winners of individual ebooks or paperbacks (randomly selected)
COZY MYSTERY SALE – ALL 99c! 24-31
- Get Shee McQueen for Nothing, New Release and Save $9! - June 2, 2021
- Winner of Name the Amusement Park and New Cover for Pineapple - May 24, 2021
- New Release + Cozy Cover Poll - May 17, 2021