Thursday, March 15, 2012

Competition: Help Me Choose A Cover For "Waking Up Grandma"

For the past couple of weeks, I've been working on a children's story entitled Waking Up Grandma. It's the story of old Mrs McKay, who falls asleep anywhere, anytime. Her grandchildren, Kevin and Nicole McKay, take advantage of it and pull a lot of pranks on her while she's asleep. The results are hysterically funny to the twins. But is Grandma having as much fun as they are?


Waking Up Grandma  is published by Damaria Senne Media and will be released on Amazon Kindle on Monday 26th March 2012. It retails at $2.99 per copy.

Meanwhile, I do have some goodies for you which I hope will make your visit to Storypot fun.

Competition

Help me choose a cover for Waking Up Grandma. To take part in the competition, all you have to do is leave a comment in this post, telling me which cover you prefer : Option 1, 2  or 3. The winner will chosen randomly ( I think I'll ask Pam, my co-blogger, to choose the winner).

1st Prize:  $5 Amazon gift voucher + two of my ebooks of your choice
2nd Prize:  Two of my ebooks of your choice
3rd prize: A Kindle copy of Waking Up Grandma

Ebooks to choose from are:

Waking Up Grandma (to be handed over as soon as the book goes on sale)
The Doll That Grew or Die Pop Wat Gegroei het
How To Get Quoted In The Media

Competition rules

Participants are entitled to submit only one entry per person. The competition starts this morning  (15 March 2012) and ends on Sunday 19th March at 5pm ( Time zone is GMT + 2). The winner will be announced on the morning of Monday 20th March.


Here are the covers to choose from:

Option 1





















Option 2



















Option 3

 


















Critique please

So far the people who have looked at the covers are divided as to whether the blurring of some backgrounds works or not. Some love it, others not so much. Also please tell me what you think of it?



Acknowledgements

A big thank you to all the people who helped me to create the cover:

Pontsho Senne for taking photo
Minkey Senne ( aka Mma) for graciously agreeing to model for the cover photo
Otshepeng Senne for the graphic design

Yes, it was a family affair. It was also fun to work together and I hope we will have other opportunities to do it again.

8 comments:

Yasmina Steyn said...

I like the first cover as its easiest on the eyes. I do not like the blurring.

Christelle du Toit said...

Nr one all the way! :-)

Damaria Senne said...

@Yasmina - thank you for your vote.
@ Christelle - LOL! I can't claim not to know how you feel about no. 1!

po said...

I like number three best because of the font of the title and the muted colour of the dress. I like the blurring because it looks just like she is dreaming!

Kaytee said...

I think perhaps the brighter colours on Option 2 might appeal to children. But I prefer the fonts on Option 1. The blurring looks like someone's finger got in the way of the picture.
Ok, so my vote would go for Option 1.

Anonymous said...

Option 1 is the best: calm, serene. Maybe it is old fashioned but who said old fashioned is not good? The blurred background doesn't bother me. All the best with your book! petronosizwe@gmail.com

Claudia said...

I like the font style and colours of the first option better than the green and blue font colours in options 2 and 3. The duller red of option 1 is easier on the eye.

So, option 1. :)

Damaria Senne said...

This competition is closed.

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