We're making a games journalism eBook, help us pick one of these three cover images

We're making an eBook and we want you to help us pick out the cover.

UPDATE: Thanks all for the excellent feedback! We've heard you and your thoughts on the covers and we're taking it all into consideration. Keep an eye out for the next news about our ebook!

One of GameSkinny's core tenets is that we are here to help you become better gaming journalists. In the spirit of this philosophy we're bringing you an eBook entitled "A Crash Course in Games Journalism: The Basics." We're hoping to bring you a comprehensive guide for all aspiring game journalists on the basics for writing quality and effective content. 

But for this part, we need your help. 

Everyone knows that you judge a book by its cover, and for a book this cool we're going to need a pretty awesome cover. With that in mind, we've designed three covers and we're looking to you, our GameSkinny community, to help us find the perfect one. 

In the comments below, let us know what your favorite eBook cover is. Which one would you pick up in the bookstore? And if you have any thoughts, be sure to share them. This project is a community endeavor and we're excited to share this with you. 

Cover 1



Cover 2

Cover 3

Do you have a favorite? Please let us know in the comments below! 

Published Jul. 18th 2015
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  • Sergey_3847
    I really like #1 - gorgeous cover.
  • Review Yobo
    Id go with #1.

    #2 seems more like a novel or horror book from a distance

    #3 is spoiled a little by the background image - while "start game" is great, the two buttons and lack of any other easily recognizable features left me kind of disappointed. With a different background, its a cool cover.
  • GabrielKross
    Featured Columnist
    2 but mostly for branding reasons, you have the actual associated gameskinny colors in that option
  • Landon Sommer
    Give me #2 any day!
  • Left Foot
    I like cover 2
  • The Shark_1351
    Cover #2
  • Phillip W
  • Chai Chien Liang
    I like cover number 2 the most! That gets my vote (looks more modern and all)
  • Rob Thubron
    Featured Correspondent
    I'd definitely go with cover 2 - it looks very professional. And congratulations on the book :)
  • Curtis Dillon
    I think #2 is the most striking but #3 is the most appropriate and my personal favorite!
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    I really like 1 and 3...

    Either of those are great...

    But I know I have to pick one, so I will be going for 1.
  • Si_W
  • Matt_7742
    #1 and #2 are my favorites! I love how #1 is reminiscent of vintage textbooks and takes me back to that time. But I love how in your face the second one is too. I'm in love with #1 the most but I think the crowd would like #2 better.
  • Durinn McFurren
  • Jackson Ingram
    #2 for sure.
  • Si_W
    Guess I may be showing my age of 47 years as I think 1 is the most effective cover...
  • Pierre Fouquet
    Associate Editor
    I'm 21, and really like the look of 1.
  • CallSignDriver
    Featured Correspondent
    I like 2 the most, but wish it didn't look like bathroom tile. I like that 3 is actually gaming related, but I like 2's color palette better.
  • Courtney Gamache
    Featured Contributor
    Cover 2 looks amazing!!
  • Victor Ren
    Cover 2 most def! It looks awesome!
  • Corey Kirk
    Featured Columnist
    #2 is the best imo and here's why.

    #1 looks really similar to some of my college books and while that is a good thing in some cases, I've always felt Gameskinny, and its mission, doesn't put itself in a box saying "It must be this way." It thrives on innovation and encourages its writers to take chances, make mistakes, get messy! I look at #1 and my mind immediately goes back to the classroom where it then falls asleep.

    #3 relies too much on the green background. It relies on it so much that the wording is lost. I legit looked at it and didn't even see the title. My eyes focused on the words "Start Game." Only after looking *at* the background did I look *for* the title. It should be the other way around.

    #2 balances things out with the title in green so it stands out and draws the eye, while the background does its job clashing in a battle of black and white, presenting the names of the authors. The slanted lines and title say "This isn't your grandma's journalism book, this is a fresh guide for new writers!" Even the green title on black is consistent with the site, showing the same colors that readers will find online. Yep, #2 is rad.

    So yeah! I always collect books that my friends write so can't wait till this is out!
  • Jay Ricciardi
    Excellent feedback - thank you, Corey!
  • Kristian Wilson
    I love the second one!
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