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by Barbara Sheridan
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May 2001

COVER POLL.....You Decide!


P.E.A.R.L. 1999


P.E.A.R.L. 2000

Futuristic Romance is enjoying new popularity thanks to talented authors such as the award winning
Catherine Spangler.

 

Catherine Spangler is well known to paranormal romance lovers for her ability to paint vivid pictures in the minds of her readers. Her Shielder series has won acclaim for its honorable heroes, courageous heroines, the plots which empower them, and of course their heart-melting romances.

Her upcoming novel, SHAMARA (Love Spell, September 2000), the third book in the Shielder series, is certainly no exception. We guarantee you will never look at BLUE FEATHERS in quite the same way again <g>!

A colorful tale deserves a colorful cover, and the folks at Dorchester obviously agree. Look for the details of Catherine Spangler's THINK PINK contest in future issues.

 

SPANGLER COVER POLL


Catherine would like input
on the following questions.


A.
Do you like colorful romance covers?
B. Do you think they will make this book easier to find on the shelf?
C. Do you think they are appropriate for a futuristic romance?
D. Does the pink lettering make the title easier to read?
E. Do you like the color of the lettering?


Click on the
Spangler Poll link to let Catherine know what you think.
Scroll down for a general cover survey.


PNR COVER POLL

regarding romance covers. On this page are a variety of samples of different styles of romance covers. We are not asking for ratings of specific covers but rather would like some input as to the appeal of the various styles. Please take a moment to participate in the PNR Paraphernalia Cover Poll at:
Look for the results of the Cover Poll in the June issue of Paraphernalia.

And answer the following Questions:

1. Do covers influence what books you will or will not purchase?

2. Which style of cover do you prefer: model, object, or the new non-model people covers?

3. Which do you feel should be more prominent, the book's title or the author's name?

4. Do you feel simple print makes it easier to find a title you are looking for?

5. Do you find that a strong contrast between text and the background desirable?

6. What aspect of a cover would be most likely to influence an impulse buy: color, text, or graphics?

Click on the PNR Cover Poll link to let us know what you think.


Non People Covers

People Covers - Drawn

People Covers - Model

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