I know, this isn’t the first time I’ve posted about cover updates. The (of countless) upside of indie publishing is being agile.
I love the Ghost! Greg did an amazing job of capturing her. But my initial cover updates simply replaced the old version of the Ghost with Greg’s. I love(d) those covers. The Ghost, in space, over a planet or fighting a monster spaceship. Most weren’t very dynamic.
That is (slowly) changing. Book One is the first. What do you think?
Some common knowledge in cover design is to capture a moment from the book. Book Two did that best. I wanted to bring the rest of the books in the series up to that standard.
Another bit of “common knowledge” in cover design is to fit the genre. While I think the previous cover fit the genre of Science Fiction overall, I don’t think it did perfectly. I mean there’s a spaceship on the cover, so “Scifi” is pretty well addressed. However showing the Ghost in flight, fighting, I think says “Action-adventure Scifi” much more clearly.
I just changed the cover last week so we’ll see if it leads to any better sales.