As an author who’s written a number of books (over 40), I have a tendency to think I know what looks best on my covers. I see an image in my head of the main character, and I often want that person showing on the front of the book.
I guess it’s worked for me most times… probably because I have a fabulous cover artist who knows how to make a cover look good.
But that’s not the case for every book.
And it particularly seems to be the problem for the first book in my last series called The Mob Tracker.
I know the story, Sweet Retaliation, is good. Or at least that’s what the bulk of the reviewers are saying. There are 52 reviews with a 4.7 rating. I’m proud of that. I’m also proud of the compliments heading their comments.
Truthfully, I believe Cassi Santino is a fascinating character with so much promise and personality that living with her in my head for almost a year – while I wrote all five books – was thrilling.
“A gripping series about a sister’s quest for justice.” ~ Reviewed by Tammy
“Well worth reading and highly recommended.” ~ Reviewed by NolaNZ
“Fantastic new series!” ~ Reviewed by author Patrice Wilton
“One of the coolest heroines I’ve ever read!” ~ Reviewed by author Melinda De Ross
“Fast moving, edge of the seat story!” ~ Reviewed by Kindle Customer
Sweet Retaliation is the first in the series of five books, and usually, that’s a huge plus. Therefore, I question why the sales for this book are so low. And the only reason I can see is the cover.
It’s not doing the job – catching the eye of the readers or resonating with people looking for a new story to read.
So as much as I personally love it, I’ve decided it needed to be changed.
This is the new cover.
Tell me the truth; does it do a better job in making you want to read the book?
Go ahead, give it to me straight. I can take it….
….I haven’t sat in the corner and sucked my thumb for some time. 🙂
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