It’s been almost a year and a half since I published my first novel. I love my cover. The graphic designer worked up something that was not only beautiful but unique. I loved how she incorporated the forget me not with the shadowy background.
The one thing I worried about was that the cover didn’t actually scream Young Adult. Everything I had read about design discouraged having a person on the front cover (think Divergent, Twilight, and The Hunger Games) so, I chose to follow that advice.
Now – I’m not so sure.
I’ve recently had a new cover designed. I think the designer did a wonderful job of capturing the feel of the story.
Before I decided to go through with the change, I asked multiple people which cover they preferred. Without fail, each person chose the new cover. I don’t know whether it will help my book sales but I thought it was worth a try.
What about you? Have you changed covers? If so – do you think it helped?