Last week, I mentioned that I was trying out a new cover for my Simplicity Cycle book, and was wondering if I should keep it. I've been mulling it over for some time now, and I really appreciate everyone's inputs, suggestions and designs (thanks, Lisa!).
Through all this process, I've been thinking about what a book cover is - its purpose, its requirements, etc. And it turns out, I came back to where I'd started from. Somewhat to my surprise, I actually like the original cover the best. So does my wife, and I try to make it a point to always trust her judgment completely about everything (not that I always manage to do it, but I try).
The original circle cover is simple, clean and eye-catching. I think the new white experiment was too understated to be effective. It was perhaps over-designed, trying to be too clever for my own good.
Anyway, I'm back to the original cover. I've also slightly revised the manuscript, incorporating some editorial adjustments suggested by a colleague. It's still a free download - stop on by and pick up a copy!