Pretty Girls and Pretty Covers…

There seems to be a theme in YA covers as of late, and I’m not afraid to say there is something about pretty that pulls our attention and sucks it in. I’ve toyed with doing a remake of my covers for a few months, and I’ll be honest, I LOVE my white covers. I didn’t want to remake them. Especially as I was getting ready to finish the series.

But I’m also a big believer in trying new things. So this is an experiment of sorts. I’ve had book one re-covered, and I’m going to give it a couple of weeks to see if it matters? Do sales increase? Do more KU people click and read? Do more readers finish the available books?

Covers are marketing, just one more lesson in this journey of indie-publishing. It is a cover that pulls enough emotional response from a reader to get them to read the blurb. That whole – a picture is worth a thousand words – takes on a whole new meaning because the cover IS those first thousand words. So, in this type of sales, the packaging makes a lot of difference.

Or so I’m told. I’ll know more in a couple of weeks.

Here’s to hoping that a pretty girl in a pretty dress hooks more readers for Hope’s story.

Personally, I like the innocence of this image of Hope. I think it portrays who she is at the very beginning of the story… innocent and naïve. I also really like the woman she becomes. I can’t wait for that cover! 😉

Happy reading!

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