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  1. longknife
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    I’d appreciate your opinions.

    Here are the covers provided by my ex-publisher

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    And here are the new ones I’m thinking of using:

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    What do you think? Be honest please.
     
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    Your old publisher has the best one. Second one down is the most eye catching. The first one so, so, the other two suck.
     
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    These are the book covers I used to use

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    You are welcome to use it
     
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    Too cheap to hire a graphic artist? Holy crap, they all suck.

    Do yourself a favor, write a short synapses, take it to the local high school, parochial or community college, and see if one of the instructors would be interested in offering it as a project to the students. Offer a small fee, like say, a hundred bones for the winner and run a competition. You will get MUCH better results, I guarantee it.

    In my honors senior graphics art program in high school and some of the classes I took at both state colleges we did much better design work, and that wasn't even my major. That is some pretty shoddy work.
     
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    If you use the second choice, liberals will accuse the book one cover of being a dog whistle for extreme interrogation.
     
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    Okay, I appreciate the honest opinions. So, is this one any better?

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    can't see it
     
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    Seriously considering changing the title too:

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    Here's the blurb for the novel:

    Indentured as a cabin boy, sailed to the far ends of the earth, tossed overboard in a storm, washed up on an alien shore, and wakened by a savage Majican Indian. Timothy Beadle finds himself under the spell of Father Junipero Serra and sets out to explore the land called California.
     
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    Here are my latest efforts on new book covers. Comments?



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