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I like this cover. It looks professional and is effective.At first, I was perplexed about the whiskey barrels and couldn't relate barrels with chemistry and then it came to me... Oh, the chemist makes moonshine!Did I get it right?
I like this also. The artwork is very professional, could be a painting or an artistic photo. I like the color and font selection of the text. It's intriguing. I would certainly read the description or blurb on this one.As for genre, I'm guessing general fiction or perhaps tragedy.
Fascinating cover - I love it. Not sure of the genre; might be general fiction. But I'm curious about the "based on a true story" line under the title.Gisele may have it, and if she's right (chemist making moonshine), I might be buying this one.
If you're still trying to guess the blurb, discontinue reading this post. Thanks for the comments and you are spot on! This IS based on a true story about a specific event that happened during prohibition. Here is a link to the AMZN page: http://tinyurl.com/6aba2keKeep the comments coming - thanks!
(Eric-) I think that this is a very good piece of artwork but it doesn't say moonshine or prohibition to me. When I saw the barrels I thought maybe wine.I would suggest that you make the smaller text stand out the a little bit more. Parts of it get lost in the window.
I didn't get moonshine or prohibition from this cover, either. As a matter of fact, I thought of wine making in Europe somewhere, but that may be just because my brother recently returned from a trip to Ireland and I've been looking at lots of photos of stone walls and "Old World" stuff.When I think of prohibition I think of guns and rum runners and speakeasies. Images that depict action. This is much more sedate.But I still like the cover.
Interesting, thanks for the comments.It had a great 1st month but sales are lackluster in July. Maybe I'll experiment a bit.thanks
Just me, but I'd let it ride for at least 3 months before changing anything. I tend to think long-term rather than short-term. We're only 2 weeks into July, with a major holiday thrown in. Let it ride until the end of the month, at least. You may see a rebound by then.
Wine barrels are about a third smaller, these are whiskey barrels. However, I was lucky because it was my general knowledge of barrels that guided me from whiskey barrels + chemistry = moonshine. People who are unfamiliar with barrels, wouldn't be able to jump to that conclusion.Although I like this cover, I agree with the others, this cover is saying "prohibition" in a rather subliminal way. The prohibition era aspect needs to be a little more evident.