Monday, April 23, 2012

New Cover Art!

Okay, before you get too excited I have to say that this isn't the cover art for The Tinkerer's Daughter part two. That will be coming soon. Today, what I have is the new artwork for Karma Crossed. When I started updating my artwork a few months back, this title didn't jump to the top of the list. The fact is, I didn't think the original artwork was bad. There were issues with color and brightness, and I suspected that the cover wasn't selling the book to its full potential, but I did feel that it was good enough. At least for a while.

That being said, I did have a few ideas to update the cover and I had been mulling them over for a long time. Recently, I had the opportunity to work on those ideas and this is the result. The new cover is similar in terms of content, but very different otherwise. It's more revealing, more eye-catching, and frankly, more modern. So far, the response to these changes has been very positive. My only complaints are that the cover loses something when it's shrunk, and that's not great when 99% of your sales come from the internet, and also that the font is really cool at full size but a little strange looking when it's shrunk. I still think it's better than the old one in terms of marketability, and I'm curious to see if this change affects sales at all. So, to put it in perspective, I'll post the old cover alongside the new one:

Quite a difference. I think it's an improvement, but I'd certainly welcome differing opinions. Here's a look at the full layout:

I've already uploaded the new version for Kindle and hope to ship the new paper version in the next few days.

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