This is a 3 option poll with 50 respondents targeting Gender
(Female) and Age Range
(45 54, 55 64, 65 74). A sample of responses:
- I like B best because it conveys the idea of an historical novel, but also makes the female protagonist seem strong. The picture conveys a sense of a decisive, active person. I rank A second because it conveys the idea of an historical novel without seeming like a romance Harlequin-style novel. I rank C last because the flowery cover and sweet, smiling image does convey a rather old-fashioned historical romance.
- I chose Option B because the lady depicted looks strong in her pose and it's not sexual at all. The red dress is imposing and colorful and fits in history. Option A looks much weaker and lazy almost. The pose and the dress looks ultra feminine but doesn't seem tough but rather meek. Option C is a pretty picture but it seems the lady leaves everything to her girlish ways and it doesn't seem historic leaning.
- They'll all pretty similar, with my preferrence for one of the ones showing the full dress in more fluffy pastel colors. It's just more visually attractive to me, with the red seeming entirely too sinister. Just on another note, my second choice is the one that puts the book title suspended in a unadultered background, which is smart marketing. But I prefer to see a full dress to pinpoint the period.