Response to this contest has been useful. Too useful. My more artistic friends have persuaded me that the stylistic differences between the two portraits are too strong to work. So I have adapted the cover.
Thus those who have already entered are invited to amend their entries, although I believe there is less information on the new cover. We’ll just take it as an early entry bonus. From the quality of the entries, I don’t think you need any help.
I am also extending the contest one more week, until Oct 25, to give everyone a chance to comment.
For Those Who Missed The First Announcement:
All you have to do to enter is to send us an email describing what you think this story is all about, and who you think will buy it, based on your interpretation of the cover. Any opinions as to the quality and utility of the design will also be gratefully accepted, positive or negative.
Everyone who enters the contest will receive a copy of the ebook when it comes out in January, and the winner will get a copy of the print book, mailed to you anywhere in the world.
The email address is <firstname.lastname@example.org> The contest will run until October 25.