Some authors have a love-hate relationship with book descriptions — especially those that appear on jacket covers. On the one hand, what if they give too much away? But on the other, what if they don’t provide enough information to tantalize readers? How does an author find the perfect balance?
One PickFu user made this burden easier on herself by testing her two book descriptions in a recent PickFu poll. Since the book is aimed for a female audience, she asked an audience of 50 women, “Which book description is more appealing?”
There’s nothing like walking through the Romance section of your local bookstore. Bared abs and breathy-looking women abound. If you’re brave enough to pluck a book from the shelf, you spend the entire time at the cashier’s desk hoping no one judges your reading choices.
But what if nudity isn’t the only thing that can sell a romance novel? One publisher tested this question in a recent PickFu poll. She posted two romance book cover ideas and asked an all-female audience, “Which book cover do you like better?”
Option A shows a fully dressed man in a suit. A stubbled chin turns to the side; the top buttons of his shirt are open.
In Option B, we get standard Romance-cover fare: a full set of ripply abs and pecs.
When pet owners pick out accessories for their furry friends, they tend to be picky. It makes sense; a dog or cat takes up a lot of space in your home and life, and you want their bed, toys, and dishes to look decent among the general décor. This also creates an opportunity for online sellers. The most effective way to know what the best cat products to sell are is to ask cat owners.
Imagine this: a customer browses Amazon, looking for the perfect handheld latte frothing stick. Options abound, many of them with excellent reviews, and she’s having a hard time deciding which one to buy.
So she reads the Amazon product descriptions for several of her top choices. Some are just chunks of text, replete with run-on sentences and typos.
This makes her wonder if the company is high-quality. Will it really be able to deliver a lasting product if they can’t take the time to craft a sharp description?
What’s one of the first things moms-to-be add to their Amazon baby registries? Nursing covers. They’re irresistibly stretchy, and they aren’t just for breastfeeding. Moms also use them as shopping cart supports, car seat covers, and stroller shades.
Because of this, options abound. If you’re starting a business selling baby products, then making your brand stand out from the crowd can be challenging.
In a recent poll, one PickFu user tested three main product images of their nursing cover. They targeted females and Amazon Prime Members in order to achieve the most relevant results.
Most of us are constantly looking for ways to improve our lives. That’s why self-help books can be so successful. But in order to attract attention, they have to feature a catchy and meaningful self-help book title.
One author of a self-help book tested titles on PickFu, asking, “Which is a more enticing title for a self-help book?”
Option A is Stressless Success. Option B is Stress Free Millionaire.
Chick lit is the new chick flick. Or maybe it’s better, because for those who crave the lighthearted humor of a romantic comedy, a book lasts longer. But should chick lit book cover art be as frothy as the subject itself? Bestselling author Kate O’Keeffe took her latest novel to PickFu to find out.
She asked a general audience of respondents the following question: “Which cover do you prefer for a fun, feel-good book about finding love?”
Option A shows a bright red cover with illustrations of two characters (sans their faces) and yellow font.
In Option B, the cover takes a totally different turn. With a pink-clad woman and a light-blue background, this cover is as light as a cupcake. It also lacks the blurb by a fellow bestselling author.