My first edition of this feature you can blame on 2 things. Pinterest and Amazon, in that order.
The time wasting beauty of Pinterest has given me a whole new love and appreciation for, of all things, book covers. But, at the same time, it has shown me that not all covers are the same. There are HQ covers, often found on publisher's websites. There are old covers and newly designed covers. There are also different covers for different regions of the planet. I have also discovered an intense dislike for the fuzzy, out of focus covers provided by Amazon that I have unfortunately been using for years. Trust me. Now that I know better, I won't be using those anymore.
But, beauty is often in the eye of the beholder so I am going to give you 2 examples of a cover for the same book. One from the US and the other from Australia. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to cast your vote (and if you so desire, leave a comment with your thoughts) on which cover you like best.
So without further ado....
Which cover art do you like better?
~~~ Vote Here! ~~~
Notes: Depending on the device you are viewing this with, pictures may be stacked. So to clarify: #1 will either be on top or to the left. #2 will be on the bottom or to the right.
Also, this is my first attempt to add a poll directly to a post. I am not sure how well it will work in feed readers. You may need to visit blog to view or vote.
Additional Fun Facts for Art Lovers:
Book Cover #1 was done by Daniel R. Horne who doesn't do book covers anymore but specializes in Monster art.
You can read an interview with Mr. Horne here: Art of the Genre: Inteview with Daniel R. Horne - Black Gate
Book cover art #2 was done by Spike Wademan. Mr. Wademan also has a gallery of his work here: Artist Insite
So there it is folks. Don't forget to vote, and/or comment! Inquiring minds wanna know...