Space Rogues book one new cover

I know, this isn’t the first time I’ve posted about cover updates. The (of countless) upside of indie publishing is being agile.

Space Rogues new coverI 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.

By John Wilker

I'm a science fiction writer and conference organizer. In 2017 I published my first book, 'Space Rogues', a fun Sci-Fi adventure with a fun cast of characters. I'm also the co-founder of 360|Conferences, a conference and event logistics consulting company.

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