The old cliché never judge a book by its cover is a classic. Yet people do. That is a fact. How else are people drawn to what they want? There has to be something to hook you and grab your attention. So with that in mind, I would like to describe the logic behind this little creation. The Money Farm's theme is about conformity and freedom within society and finance. Whether we like it or not we gauge success within our society on 'having' and how much money people appear to generate. That is our society's conditioning. So with that in mind, the sheep mentality is clearly depicted with an image of sheep. Since the book is also about a new way of finance, money is hinted at on the cover. The overlay of money is intended to reveal the wealth content within the story. There were plenty of other suggestions regarding the cover - a picture of greed, a picture of conformity, yet I wanted something a little different: a herd standing out from the herd. Whether it works will be demonstrated by the sales and general feedback.
The thing is everyone has an opinion and everyone would do something different and that is according to them. Quite often I listen to opinions and consider whether what is said is in my best interest. Or is there another agenda? The unfortunate truth is that some people unintentionally and intentionally try to sabotage other people's success. This is all part of the learning on the writer's journey and one which all writers will gradually learn. The worst thing that can happen is that you have a cover that you hate... So speak up when you have the opportunity!!!!