YOUR CHOICE BOOK COVER

I nearly died at 27 years old in an MCA, but was left with maxillofacial trauma instead. Three and a half years later I’ve decided to share my emotional journey so that other people with severe facial injuries can find comfort and know they’re not alone and that their feelings are justified despite the many objections. It should also serve as a guide for loved ones whose courage and desire to support offer immense love, but who may be lacking a true understanding of what the “broken one” is up against.

The first draft is complete and I will send the second draft once finished to my editor mid April. In the meantime I’d like to ask for your help in order to lock down the selection of the front cover. While talking with one of my very best friends, Vanessa Liwanag, she repeated something I had said and followed with, “That would make an awesome title.” I agreed and so did my editor: FACE IT. Now for the cover, my dear people, please help us find the best cover that will catch the eye and offer an emotional vibe.  

Your opinion matters and I will select the front cover of my upcoming book FACE IT depending on the majority vote. Please also feel free to leave comments. For example, perhaps your first choice template doesn’t have the colors you’d like to see or a letter typology that appeals to your eye, but because you really like the template, that’s the one you want to see as the front cover. All comments are welcome. Let’s make this book amazing ! ps I want to get at least fifty votes so please share with anyone and everyone and THANK YOU.

As for the comments you can comment directly below this article or on the event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1510175212349897/

CHOICES BELOW

 

APPLES

face it 2.2

Current votes for APPLES: 5

My vote is for apples. Lol. I’m personally a sucker for b&w, but I think the contrast works really well along with the maroonish band in the middle. It really makes the features on your face and the gun very crisp and defined. You’re talking about a deep and traumatic event and for me, personally, it speaks more to what you’re book will be about.

I posted earlier but I don’t think it stuck. I like Apple but I think you need to incoporate the quote about being selfless in a selfie world. That is thought provoking. Glad to see you are doing well 🙂

Hello Érin it’s been à long time I didn’t give news. Happy for you , for your New project. I like “apple” at first and “durian” in second because of the réd color and purplé it’s catch êYes. I Finished ly book too. I have to make it print that’s all. Hope you are fine. Mailys

If these are the only choices I like apples. But I think a combo of apples and bananas would be really cool, with half your face black & white, and the other half in color.

Cindy Kremer Apples is a good choice.

 

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BANANAS (ps. this one has a white backdrop so you can’t see the edge of the cover, sorry! You might want to click on the image.)

face it 3

 

Current votes for BANANAS: 0

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CARROTS (This is definitely not a fruit hehe AND by the way be sure you’re not selecting the ‘fruit’ you like the best.)

face it 4

Current votes for CARROTS: 34

Hey there ! My favorite book cover is definitely CARROTS and after the second one for me is : FIGGY LIKE PIGGY 🙂

You should keep the “pieces torn apart put back together ” style , but maybe the gun doesn’t fit to the meaning of your book 🙂

Carrots 🥕 !!

Carrots 😉

Carrots

Lolo FacebiroCarrots too 👌😃👍

Carrots

Amazing! 😲
Congrats for the new project, Erin!!!

CARROTS 🥕 is definitely the most obvious choice, and although the gun is indeed distracting at first (could this be the cover of a detective story?) it powerfully suggests the deflagration caused by trauma. That’s why the shattered glass image works so well. I only wish it could reveal more of your eyes and that determined look.

In FIGGY LIKE PIGGY, I wouldn’t use the short text about “understanding the emotional imbalance”, which sounds extremely clinical, but I like the contrast between the two pictures, the black and white one in a short skirt showing a more sexy image 👠 as well as a vulnerable self. How about using that picture for the back cover? I also think you should keep the quote of GRAPES (“learning to be selfless in a selfie era”), as it brings home the reality and has a broader impact.

Geoff Boulay
Really like this cover Erin!!!
Good job  🥕
RicknLisa Tallman
So proud of you sweetheart … and so excited to read this!
Not sure how to vote but I like carrots too … but would like to see it in b&w with the torn section more narrow … possibly to see a little more of your eye … and then crop out the gun … it’s too distracting to the cover as a whole 😀 xoxoxoxo

Carrots

I like carrots! But, I don’t like the gun. I also like grapes!

Carrots….

Lucy-Anna CapriniCarrot

Abigail Grace Prushanskyyea i like thsi one!

Gailsays:
Anaïs Meredith Wade Carrots ! With the gun that shows you’re ready to fight.. Definitely my favorite 😉
Julie Dété    Carrots !
Celia Sampol says:

Carrots!!! Love this one!!

YANNICK BAMOUAN says:

Carrot is the most suitable

estelle jeannel says:

my vote is for carrots
good luck Erin!

Camille says:

Carrots!!!!!!!!!!!

Hicham Lahlali  :      CARROTS

Albanito: Grapes & Carrots for me.
Natacha says:
Victoria KODINTSEVA says:

Carrots is the best choice! Good luck!!!

Juliette says:

Carrots for me without any doubts. Well done Erin and good luck

Manuel Corbelli: All pictures are very good and make very good illustrations as a whole. I like “grapes” but I think i would vote “carrots”, it seems to me it’s more effective.

 

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DURIAN (Had to Google this one. Don’t judge! ps. same template as APPLES but has a color change – this is an example so you can see what I mean about altering details.)

face it 2

Current votes for DURIAN: 0

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EGGPLANT (thefruitpages.com says this is a fruit. Seriously where have I been all these years?)

FACE IT 5

Current votes for EGGPLANT: 3

The cover with the rectangle around FACE IT, I like the most because it does not emphasize too much the gun. Everything is grey and I can see the whole cover.

Laurie He

EGGPLANT !!!!!!!!!!!!

EGGPLANT

 

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FIGGY LIKE PIGGY

FACE IT 6

Current votes for FIGGY LIKE PIGGY: 0

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GRAPES (example of a different photo. ps this is me pre-accident.)

FACE IT

Current votes for GRAPES: 3

I like Grapes best, Erin.

anissa djerrah: Tout d’abord bravo pour ton travail. Je suis vraiment contente que ton projet aboutisse. Personnellement, je préfère cette photo. Je n’aime pas les photos avec les armes. GRAPES

grapes! it is so classy

 

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HONEYDEW

Select this one if you think I should try a different template than what’s above.

Current votes for HONEYDEW: 2

Honeydew. Don’t like the gun. Love your eyes in the photo they send a message of strength. Cover i see is that picture with shattered glass and a box covering the gun with title in it.

Honeydew- the pics are great but I think the gun throws me off a bit. It’s a real focal point on the cover but has nothing to do with the story, I’m guessing??
I’d like to see maybe a profile view of you to go with the title a bit
Or two profile views facing each other??

 

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Thanks again. As for the comments you can comment directly below this article or on the event Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1510175212349897/

 

TOTAL VOTES: 42

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24 thoughts on “YOUR CHOICE BOOK COVER

  1. Honeydew- the pics are great but I think the gun throws me off a bit. It’s a real focal point on the cover but has nothing to do with the story, I’m guessing??
    I’d like to see maybe a profile view of you to go with the title a bit
    Or two profile views facing each other??

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  2. Hello Érin it’s been à long time I didn’t give news. Happy for you , for your New project. I like “apple” at first and “durian” in second because of the réd color and purplé it’s catch êYes. I Finished ly book too. I have to make it print that’s all. Hope you are fine. Mailys

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    • Hey thanks Mailys. I can’t wait to hear more about your book and if you need anything please do let me know 🙂 Exciting !!! Good job!!!

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    • Thanks for voting Gail !! The book is about the emotional journey of someone suffering from maxillofacial trauma so … I can say that daisies and blue birds don’t stand alone here. Now…it could be interesting to have a daisy shot out of the gun 😉 But this will all be for the next round of voting too 🙂 Thanks for your imput it’s really helpful!!

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