I put Playing the Field, one of my earlier books, up as an ebook last month. I needed a new cover and couldn’t decide whether to use one that would appeal to boys–because the main character is guy, or one that would appeal to girls–because most of my readers are girls. And, after all, a lot of girls read books with guys as main characters.
Then fellow writer, Robin Brande, suggested I do two covers and see which sells best. Which was a great suggestion and would have been a very interesting cover experiment. The only problem is that Amazon (and I suppose other sites as well) don’t let you put up two different covers for the same book.
So, I’m going to ask you all which you like best. Does the boy cover appeal to you even though it’s clearly a boy cover, (The guy does have a sort of hot wrist, after all)or would you pass that one by and only buy the girl cover?
And, in case you really do feel like buying a good middle grade comedy, I’ve just lowered the price to .99 on Amazon and on Smashwords (which lowers it on B&N, right?)so you can also vote by buying one copy or the other.
Here’s the link to the girl cover:
Here’s the link to the guy cover: