I’m not sure how many authors feel that annoying need to update their book covers. I didn’t think I would.
But I do.
I have some questions, concerns, and downright worries about doing this.
Hence, the post.
Thoughts are whirling in my head (as always).
Where do I start? Do I go with what I love or what is marketable? What about the cost? What if I change my mind and/or the cover again? What about all the places I’ve already put the images online? What about readers who have my books and mistakenly think I have a new book and purchase it? (I’ve heard of that happening and, full disclosure, I’ve almost done it.) Gah!
I know I’m forgetting something. Or, possibly, many somethings.
I know some authors who update their covers
regularly often occasionally and others who never have. *shrug*
Moneywise, timewise, pain-in-the-ass-wise. I just don’t know if it’s worth it. All this has kept me from just going ahead with it. But I’ve wanted to for a bit now and I’m getting antsy. What say you, gentle readers?
My random thoughts in under 200 words.
Authors: Have you ever thought about changing your book covers? Have you actually done it? How did it go?
Readers: How do you feel about authors changing covers? Does it throw you off/make it difficult to find the next book in a series? Do you think the author has a new book?