Hey 3.5 readers.
I’m stuck. Having a hard time picking a winner for my How the West Was Zombed book cover contest.
It’s down to two. There’s the first with the cowboy in the trenchcoat, a shadow of the cowboy looking down over the shadow of a cowboy riding a werewolf, chasing a train and fighting zombies. I like it because this designer actually attempted what I was looking for and it reminds me of a Louis L’Amour novel cover. They all usually feature a solid color on the front and then a drawing of a cowboy doing some cowboy shit in the center.
The second one seems pretty standard, a bit of a tribute to Clint Eastwood. I put two different versions, blue shirt vs. black shirt. He wears a black shirt in the story but the blue shirt seems to pop more on the cover.
I think I like the first more but my gut tells me the thumbnail of the second would pop more in the Amazon store and sadly that’s usually what matters most.
What do all 3.5 of you think?