The one with the badge on bare skin looks painful.
And I'm with Harry, for the most part. While a really cool cover might indeed entice me to pick up a book, I'd doubt I'd turn away from most of those because of the cover quaity.
I understand the reasoning, but in my mind, I make allowances for a self-publishing indie author trying to save money, and hope they put the money they saved on a graphic artist into paying a good editor.
Sort of like finding a run-down dive of a resurant in NYC...often what they saved in real estate and decor shows up invested in the food.*
*unlike in LA where image seems to come first...if the outside looks shabby, RUN!
Last edited by ApK; 06-13-2012 at 09:07 AM.