The process of changing the cover for an e-book is something which I am sure many other writers, apart from myself, find themselves in a quandary from time to time. To change, or not to change, is the big question. If one does not feel that an e-book cover properly represents the story content within it is better to go forth, possibly experiment with a few covers, and, when ready, make the decision to change it. I will use one of my e-books to illustrate this example. For my young adult romance e-book, THE GREAT HIGH SCHOOL LOVE GAME, I felt it best that I change the cover to something totally different in theme as the former cover, seen below with its five dice, while in keeping with the story’s title of love being a game, looked a little lifeless.
I sampled a number of different covers, and tried various fonts for the title, but, the cover I finally chose seemed to be the best in terms of a balance of image and cover title/author name than others with which I experimented. I am very happy with my new cover, seen below, and believe that it more accurately depicts the themes of love and romance which are central to the book than beforehand. Apart from this, the starry nature of the cover, with its heart shape, also reflects upon the book’s fantastical elements which could not be referenced by the previous cover.
What do you think of my choice? I hope that you have enjoyed reading about my cover-changing odyssey, and would like to hear your stories of this type of authorial mayhem, and how you find the whole process.