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Genre: memoir? The soft pale colours make me expect something tender, sensitive, lyrical. For my personal taste, the paleness is perhaps too pale. The overall effect is looks a bit washed out. This is probably an irrelevant comment, so feel free to ignore it: I've just been doing my laundry, and the thought came to my head that this cover looks like it's been accidentally boil-washed and tumble-dried ;-)The tiny text isn't legible at thumbnail size. That's fine if this is a print book and to be sold exclusively in brick-and-mortar stores. But if it's an e-book, or a print book sold in online stores where it will be displayed as a thumbnail, it doesn't work. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
I like the artwork for the cover, except that I don't like the small piece of the letter stack flipped on the left margin. I'm not sure why that's there, it's visually distracting.I don't mind the color scheme, but I do think I can see Rayne's point, and I think it's related to typeface choices. The typeface works for the author name, but the title is too light. And the typeface in both title and author name badly needs some specialized kerning. (http://bookcoverblog.com/2011/12/behold-the-awesome-power-of-kern/)
This is a good cover, but with a few more changes it could really be outstanding. I would really like to see the text "POP" more. Do follow robin's advice.Also lose the small text for the thumbnail.
I love this cover - it's clearly a novel, prob women's fiction. I actually think it is very professionally designed and this book would not stand out as self published. I would pick this up in a book shop, but I agree that the strap line wouldn't show up as a thumbnail.