Cover Re-design (Kinda)

Wold of Oberhame seriesThe Wolf of Oberhame series has always been the hardest for me to design the “right” cover for.  I have struggled with it repeatedly, but thanks to the magic of Amazon, I actually get the chance to try again, and again, and even again if I still haven’t gotten it right.

And, let’s be honest, I’m not exactly some veteran author who has been there, done that, and knows exactly what will grab the reader.  I need to experiment a little.

On the flip side, I have the luxury of being able to make my own covers.  I studied design and advertising layout, so have some basic knowledge of how this is done.  Granted, it could all be outdated, and I’ve learned that scale is rather important, but I have that knowledge.

For those who know, this is also the one aspect that has slowed down a few of my releases.  Getting something that WORKED for the When We Were Dancing cover has been a bit painful.  Finally managed, and……..realized why I am not in love with the above covers.  The scale is all wrong.

What people care about isn’t the scene, it’s the character!

I should know this.  I mean, that’s what I write about.  Where they are, what they do, and how they do it are all symptoms of the person involved in the story.  Every book I write is a character driven novel.  Bringing these “people” to life is my goal… but I designed covers built around the scene?

*headdesk*

And so, I’ve rolled out new covers for these two books, and When We Were Crowned will have one that matches.  I have yet to see how this will affect sales, as they’ve only been live a few days.  It’s a learning process,and I’m trying to learn fast.

 

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