Have you ever had an idea for a book, but wasn’t sure if it would sell?
Maybe you’re already working on a book, but looking to choose the right book title or cover. Because everyone judges a book by its cover, right?
I’ve been there.
I would have a great book idea but would hesitate pursuing it because I thought, “What if it didn't work?”
Other times, after I’d already spent time and energy writing my drafts, I’d get stuck on choosing the title and cover.
I thought I had the perfect title, but I’d ask around and my friends and family thought it was stupid. And they weren’t even my target readers!
Or I’d pay a costly book cover designer to come up with some great options, only to be paralyzed by my own indecision.
So, I thought, there needs to be a service that can get me reliable feedback about my books and projects.
It’d have to be fast and simple - ideally with results in 10 minutes. I mean, have you ever tried running (and waiting for) ads online?
And it’d have to be unbiased, because friends and family are supportive, but too supportive to be truly honest.
Plus, it needs to be private, because who really wants their works in progress and brain farts all over the Internet?
And ideally, it’d allow me to get feedback from only my target audience: people who resemble my customer base.
This led me to create PickFu:
The world's first real-time feedback tool that top authors like Joanna Penn, Jeff Goins and Steve Scott use to test book titles and covers... without risk.
How does PickFu work? You ask a question and give them 1-8 book title or cover options. Then PickFu brings in targeted respndents. They'll answer with their choice and detailed explanation on why they chose it to gather valuable data and new ideas.
In as little as 10 minutes, you can see if that title or cover is really as compelling to your audience as it is to you.
PickFu can also be a powerful innovation tool that you can use at will to come up with breakthrough ideas.
At Tony Robbin’s seminar Business Mastery, he brings in the most successful business owners and CEOs in the world.
He talks about how the #1 way the most successful companies in the world innovate faster: top CEOs always bring in new voices.
Tony goes on to say, "You need people who have a completely different voice, perspective, completely different life experience. They will naturally cause you to innovate. New voices will cause innovation to occur and happen very rapidly."
That's where PickFu can help - by bringing in new voices so you come up with innovative ideas more rapidly.
PickFu.com is my go-to tool whenever I want direct and honest feedback for my cover or book title. What I love is I get results within an hour and how the respondents provide a detailed 'reason why' they voted a certain way.
You'll get honest, reliable, unbiased, and targeted feedback from U.S based people.
Not only can you use this powerful tool to come up with and test new ideas, it can also help you increase sales and conversions.
Simple changes to a book’s cover can dramatically boost sales. But just how much?
Dave Chesson at Kindlepreneur highlights the case of Martin Lake:
“A couple of years ago, Martin Lake’s book sales were dismal. As a self-published author, he was selling just 15 books per month….
Well, Martin didn’t just accept those sales and move on. He changed his book cover design for the first book in his three-part series…and his sales of all three books tripled!
Two months later, he changed the covers of the second and third books to match the first in quality, and his sales doubled again.
He didn’t change his writing, or even his marketing plan... he simply changed his book cover design.”
So yes - the right cover can make all the difference. But how do you know which cover is best? In the past, this was mostly a game of gut and guessing.
With PickFu, there’s no need to guess any more. You can get results in just 10 minutes.
What if you could get targeted feedback on your book marketing within minutes and a full explanation of why they said it? PickFu can help you answer these key questions:
Which book title is more compelling?
Which book title is best for a book on (YOUR SUBJECT)?
Which book cover would make you want to purchase?
Which book (title and cover) would you want to give as a gift?
Which book description makes you want to read more?
JUST ASK and let PickFu tell you within 10 minutes.
With PickFu poll results, you get helpful demographic information. You'll get their age, education, ethnicity, and gender for each response. Or you can limit your respondent pool by their age, income, gender, Amazon Prime membership, and over 30 specific traits.
I highly recommend PickFu to the authors and aspiring authors I work with. Having the ability to objectively split test book covers and book titles from an unbiased audience is vitally important. Book titles and book covers can significantly impact purchase conversion, and a non-fiction author's thought leadership. Being able to test these factors is peace of mind.
I use PickFu to split test book titles and covers. It's been extremely helpful to know what readers prefer before I self-publish my books on Amazon. It enables me to make better decisions without relying purely on intuition.
I truly am a happy customer. What struck me the most was the quality and context of some of the comment responses. They will actually inform some choices as I move forward with this project.
PickFu makes it incredibly easy for authors to test their book covers and titles. You can get results quickly since PickFu has an established testing audience, and survey respondents need to say why they made the selection they did — this way, you’ll know they didn’t arbitrarily choose one design over the other.
I have loved PickFu and recommended it to dozens of people already. I've used it to quickly iterate ideas and have some data to make decisions. I'm a huge fan and will definitely continue using it for various projects.
Thank you for your vision and creating PickFu. As a businesswoman, financial coach, author and speaker, your company ROCKS! I write prolifically and need somewhere to go to get unbiased opinions from strangers that aren't just flaming my ideas because they had a bad day. It is the most helpful advice I can get when coming up with titles for books, headlines, and book covers. The diversity of the information and honest feedback is delightful. I've used the polls to help me narrow down a book title and soon I'll be using them to assist with my logo for my 8th business as well as the tag line for a new course I'm offering.
I was very impressed with PickFu. There were things I didn't expect: (1) I could choose the gender and age group. (2) Your age groups match the age groups that my Scribe Content software uses. Great. (3) The responses included a reason. That alone is super valuable and gave me a few branding ideas including images and copy tone. (4) You also broke down the respondents by education and income level. Wow -- I didn't think $70 could by so much happiness. This was money sooooo well spent!
Inspiration is nice, but real-world feedback is more practical, especially if you want to sell books.
My co-author and I were trying to decide on a title for a book we have coming out on Retirement in Q1. We were able to enter the three choices we were considering and use the 50 to 64 age demographic which is our target audience! The results were easy to understand and the comments are extremely valuable. We especially liked being able to see the demographics of the person who made each comments as we could see clearly what they liked and didn’t like. We were able to use this information in writing or rewriting some of our chapters. Or simply confirming that we were on target with some things. Also, the turnaround was amazing.
You could do focus groups that take a lot of time.
You could spend thousands to hire a market research company that would take weeks or months to get answers.
You could spend months talking with people on the streets until you get enough data to make a decision.
Or you could do it the easy way, and get targeted feedback within 10 minutes. It’s just $1 per response (minimum order is 50). We’ll even give you 10 PERCENT OFF if you act within the next 7 days... just use “10OFF” at checkout.
If you’re not 100% satisfied for any reason, just send us an email and we’ll give you 100% of your money back. No hassles, no hoops to jump through, and no questions asked.
So if you’re not sure if your idea will sell, or you have a question before you make a key product decision, or maybe you just want a second opinion before you invest your valuable resources, then click the button below to create your first poll within 1 minute and get answers within 10 minutes.