Well, I think I’m done monkeying around with covers for awhile, and thank goodness! It’s fun, but can be a major time-sink. But this new cover really needed to happen.
As you know, Concerto is a romantic suspense novel. But its current cover (left) just screams literary fiction to all who see it.
I have to admit that didn’t occur to me when I designed the cover. It looked elegant, and artsy, and beautiful, and the question of whether it conveyed any hint of genre just didn’t cross my mind. But it’s pretty bad business to offer a product in a package that doesn’t tell you anything about what’s inside–or worse, actively misleads a customer about what’s inside. Literary fiction readers who bought this book would be disappointed. Suspense fans would never even consider it, because the cover does not call to them.
So after a step back and some serious redesigning (some of which you saw a couple of posts ago) I am here to unveil the new cover to you first, before it even goes live on Amazon. The new design is not one of the prospective designs that was in the poll–it’s actually one I came up with later and liked better.