Today, a little market research. As you know, I don’t believe novels can be written by committee, which is why I’ve only ever listened to my editor, my agent and my husband, and not always to them, but in the matter of marketing a book, I’m a novice, and therefore all ears.
Dr Dan’s Casebook will be the first book of a series, so I need to create a brand ‘look’ for its cover that will be adaptable for future books. I’ve identified three possible approaches and I’d appreciate any feedback from my readers, bearing in mind that Dr Dan’s covers will only be seen online and thumbnail size. So, adaptable and clear, are priorities.
First option, an image of a patient. Second option, an image of a doctor (but no white coats). Too non-fiction-y? Third option, a simple graphic, such as an ECG trace. Fourth option???
Here are some test images. Email me your thoughts. Heaven knows, I got some lousy covers when I was in the hands of experts. Let’s see if we can do better.