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Revised Book Covers

This past week, Dean Wesley Smith had an interesting blog post about how authors shoot themselves in the foot. He gave five reasons how they do it and suggestions on how to correct them.

Of the five, Shot #5 grabbed my attention. It talked about book covers and how to make them more professional. I took the advice to heart and decided to do revisions for the covers to my major books—the Fram Gage series and Miscorrection trilogy.

On a side note, August will not have any eBook Weekly Deals.

Below, you will find  the previous cover and the new cover for comparison.

[caption id="attachment_2193" align="alignleft" width="200"] Old Cover[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2698" align="alignleft" width="200"] New Cover[/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_2699" align="alignleft" width="200"] New Cover[/caption]

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[caption id="attachment_2693" align="alignleft" width="200"] New Cover[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2493" align="alignleft" width="200"] Old Cover[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_2694" align="alignleft" width="200"] New Cover[/caption]


  1. I just did the same same thing as you and found my new covers looked a lot better -

  2. I took a look and they are much improved upon the originals.

    I'd like to make one suggestion. I noticed my covers looked more like a traditional published book when I added taglines to them. So maybe put a short tagline that describes the story. Also, if you have something to reference, maybe add "From the Author of ..." around the author name.

    Just a couple of suggestions, but overall you made the correct decision to revise the covers. They catch the eye a lot better.


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