Joseph Iregbu

Purpose Guy

Which Would You Buy?

I cannot thank you enough for the overwhelming feedback you gave on helping me choose the book cover for my upcoming devotional. You guys are truly awesome!

Incredible You!

The high feedback reaffirmed the importance and power of an audience. You guys, my readers, are incredible!

But you left me in a bit of a good dilemma. The challenge is that I need only one. After analyzing your suggestions, I decided to:

  1. Narrow the options
  2. Show you the final designs in 3D (what you would be buying)
  3. Re-run the voting process – for the last time.
If you voted the first time, I am keen to know if your view has changed and why.

Narrowing the Options

I will summarize the feedback I got on the covers still in contention, with some pros and cons. But first, a word on why the flower and jigsaw have dropped out.

Flower: Left too many open questions. There was something missing in the design and the image didn’t justify the theme very much.

Jigsaw: Very simple but good concept. But the jigsaw image didn’t do enough and wasn’t very visible.

In the Race


Converse 3D


  • Proved very popular
  • Image depicts journey and meditation.
  • Authentic


  • Converse could limit the appeal to young audience, which is not the intention (P.S. the book cuts across age groups)


Umbrella 3D


  • Beautiful colors, fresh design – works really well
  • Umbrellas depicts journey and hope (for rain)
  • White space lets the cover ‘breathe’


  • Is the image powerful enough for the theme?

Sailing Boat

Sailing Boat 3D


  • Naturally depicts journey
  • Image evokes calm in/after the storm
  • Captures the theme very well


  • Looks perfect for a paperback but does it work for an eBook? Too predictable?

Which Would You Buy?

SELAH is a Christian devotional intended to challenge, encourage and inspire readers to a closer walk in grace and journey of hope. I believe in this project and I want you to help me shape parts of it because you, my readers, matter to me.

If you were browsing Amazon for eBooks to buy, which of these covers would make you click the “Buy” button? Tweet this question to your audience

If you voted the first time, has the 3D format changed your vote? Share your thoughts in the comment box please and help me spread the word.

*featured image on homepage courtesy of Stuart Miles (not book covers)

About Joseph Iregbu

From a homeless, near-school-dropout to living a story worth telling. Purpose is my passion. What's your story?

36 Replies

  1. Eileen

    I like them all. Tough choice but those shoes seem to catch my eye the most.

  2. Still voting for the “Sailing Boat” I wish the colors were a bit brighter though 🙂

    1. Thanks Jep. The colors will be a tough one to change because I think it actually works well with the solemn-ish theme

  3. Mayowa A.

    I love the converse one. It’s really cool and will appeal most to your target audience

  4. Grace N.

    Converse 🙂

  5. Davejarnold16

    Joseph – I like the converse 3d. It really pops to me.

    1. Awesome! The dilemma continues 🙂

  6. Yed Anikpo

    I’ll go with the boat cover. It just fits the theme.

  7. I would definitely say the boat cover. The others are good too but not nearly as grabbing.

  8. I still like the Converse Theme, although I did not even know what brand the shoes shown was:)   

  9. Thomas Mason

    The boat fits the theme perfectly.

  10. Astoot_otus

    The Boat one still has my vote, probably with the Converse text design style?. 

    1. Thanks Tayo.. and for sticking to your gun. Do you mean with the font only or colors too? I don’t expect the color working though on the boat 🙂

      1. Astoot_otus

        I meant the position of your name and book title. I dont think the colours will work aswell. The current colour seems okay, just that your name will be white like that in the converse one

        1. I understand you. I don’t think the name placement under the boat would work. I think it’s best to leave the water untouched as it lets it breathe fresh and authentic.

          1. Astoot_otus

            can give the water a lil translation in the positive y-axis as in the converse. lool

            I’ll tweet you it

  11. Leighhudson1

    The last one. Boat seems to fit better with journey.

  12. KevinTroupe

    Joseph, I like the boat one as well…to me it has more of a “journey” feel to it than the others. The shoes says “relaxation, vacation”…the umbrelas say “I’m different, standing out in a crowd”…just my thoughts…Kevin

  13. I like the sail boat, to imagine a 90 day trip on a boat. Makes me think of how such a trip could have some despairing moments, when grace and hope are most needed.

  14. Sarah Majewski

    I like the first one best.   I don’t quite understand the connection of the umbrella idea.

    1. Sarah, thanks for voting. I truly appreciate your feedback

  15. I like the Converse and the Ship. I suppose it depends upon the audience you’re selling to. If you’re going for younger adults, go for the converse. 

    1. Thanks Debbie. The core audience is Christian, across all age groups. It’s not a young-or-adult-only-audience type of book. How does that change your vote? 🙂

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