Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cover choices: The Song of the Sea

In a couple of weeks time I'm going to reach 100 drabbles published on the blog.  My plan is to bundle them all up into an ebook and to make it available for free download.  I'm going to call the collection 'The Song of the Sea' - the drabble below.  JT Lindroos has designed the cover (he also did the cover for Killer Reels).  All I need to do now is pick one of the two right.  I can't make my mind up about font, so I'm looking for your view as to which you prefer?


The Song of the Sea
It had been five days since the yacht had capsized. Five days in an orange bubble being tossed around on boiling waves, tumbling and spinning in a drunken dance. Five days listening to the song of the sea. The pitter-patter of spray and the thwack of waves against nylon and rubber, the crash of mountains of water greeting each other or tumbling in on themselves, the howl of the wind whipping and spinning in the troughs, his own groans and the dry heaves of sea sickness. And every now and then a haunting lullaby calling to him from the deep.

12 comments:

Dr. Evangelicus said...

The easier to read one (on the right).

col2910 said...

RHS also

Jose Ignacio Escribano said...

I prefer the LHS, though, Rob.

Margot Kinberg said...

Rob - What a great idea to put your Drabbles together like that. I like the cover on the LHS better, but both are great.

JT said...

Can I vote?! I slightly lean to the left myself. And I don't just mean politically. I like the organic flow.

Ray Kolb said...

I like the one on the right a little better but both are good.

Kyle MacRae said...

Left edges it for me

Barbara Fister said...

Lovely! Methinks serifs are required - so I vote right.

Rob Kitchin said...

Hmmmm, 4 votes for LHS, 4 for RHS and I'm still undecided. Thanks for letting me know what you think. I'm going to mull it over over the weekend and then give JT a decision. And sorry for the tardiness responding - I'm at a workshop on smart cities that has no wifi (I suspect quite strategically to make sure we don't want off onto virtual terrain).

TracyK said...

I like RHS, because I like the font. But both are very nice.

Charles Kelly said...

I like RHS, too. Very tough choice. You can't go wrong with a JT cover, though.

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

I like the LHS best.