Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Does a change of cover work?
When she first asked Linda Collison's Facebook group ALL THINGS NAUTICAL about the jacket of her new book, the image on the left is the one she showed us.
My comment was that it is very striking (which it is) but that it doesn't shout, this is a book set on sailing ships.
Now, just weeks after release, she has changed the cover to the one below -- with a huge increase in sales.
Interestingly, I found the same situation when I asked my fellow authors at Old Salt Press about the jacket of my latest, Lady Castaways. I wanted a very plain jacket with a forlorn woman looking out to sea as she sat on a rock. The consensus was to have one of Ron's ship paintings on the jacket.
Were they right? Time will tell, as they say.