All you need to know about male stripping.
First, I do like the logo in the second image, it's fun and eye catching, The subtitle section is a bit visually busy. As for the subtitle itself: I think that shorter is better. I would go with "Dion's Guide to Becoming a Male Stripper"The same goes for the collage image; it's just too distracting. A single cover image would be much better.
I like the logo in the second image. I think it is both clear and fun. The subtitle section needs a bit of work though, That 's' shape is just to visually busy.As for the subtitle itself, I think that shorter is better so use" Dion's Guide to Becoming a Male Stripper"And speaking of visually busy, I think the collage is just too much. You are better off going with a single cover image,
Number 3, definitely. Colorful and clearly formatted. One thing to think about though, when you're selling ebooks, you want a cover that looks good at thumbnail size. You might want to englarge the title of the 3rd one a bit. I wouldn't think you particularly need the word "bare bones" in there, either.
Seems like you should clear it with people who's faces are visible
I vote #1
Thanks for the comments everyone. I sent them all to the illustrator. Might tweak a few things, but I think we're going to narrow it down now.
I like the colors of #1 but the title of #3. A "bare bones" guide to me means it is just the minimum, nothing more. Bare bones means cheap to me, not a reference to stripping. I like the way the images are arranged in the first cover. #3 looks like a textbook to me. I would look at other colors for the title text so that it shows up well when reduced to a thumbnail. #2 is good, too, but I would not use gray text because it will hard to see in a thumbnail. Overall, I pick graphics from #1 with title from #3.
Removing "Bare Bones" out. The final product will be a combination of the best traits of #1 and #3.
Thanks for the feedback everyone.
I love them all. Very eye grabbing, I dont think you can wrong with any of them