My book about starting and running a business around children, Business & Baby on Board, is almost a finished product.
Since I crowdsourced funding to publish the book it made perfect sense to me to also crowdsource the cover designs. You can see from the two covers above the woman and her baby with the cityscape is central to both, with the titles and background providing the difference. The talented team at AJD Creative designed both covers.
I uploaded both designs to my social media networks and asked my friends and family what they thought. Here’s how the 97 votes played out:
|Striped background||Pink spot|
|Twitter (personal and book)||3||1|
|Facebook (AusMumpreneur Network)||7||14|
|Facebook (book page)||12||9|
|Facebook (business page)||2||7|
|Facebook (personal profile)||13||15|
|Family and friends||2||5|
As you can see the winner was the softer pink cover with the spot highlighting the title. This will be the cover for the print edition of Business & Baby on Board.
In the process of crowdsourcing these cover designs it was suggested to me to use both covers, since they were both popular. Upon speaking with Editia, who is publishing the ebook edition, it was decided the striped background would probably work better as a thumbnail.
So the upshot is Business & Baby on Board could have two covers. What are you thoughts on this?