- Black against yellow is the most contrast you can get.
- I like the understated type.
- It seems to visually communicate more than the others.
- It would draw me to pick it from a shelf filled with hundreds of other books.
- The bullet holes in what looks like a road sign and the skid marks ...convey a sense of mystery and danger, with shooting definitely involved. The cover promises to put the reader in the middle of the action.
- It is the one that stays in my mind long after I leave your blog.
- I like the close up of the caution sign.
- It pulls me right into the suspense.
- It is the most graphic of the pitch.
- [It is the] most eye-catching and evocative of the pitch.
- The entire decision process was shared by one reader (paraphrasing here) who reasoned that the style of two covers resembled a vanity press, one was of a pretty scene, but didn't tell anything about the story, one looked like an adult mystery or romance instead of being geared for youth, leaving the favorite, which was eye-catching, clever, understated and would make one want to know what was inside.
Oh, gadzooks, I almost forgot. You want to know the count for the other covers. Sixteen people preferred number four and twelve people preferred number five.
And me? I'm super lucky. I agreed with Leap Books, too.
PS To the caffein-starved reader out there: I know it's difficult to tell in a small image, but no, those are not coffee beans on the cover.
Coming soon, Mr GP returns to the fall garden.