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Offline Scribbler Reading TBR list - I hate you!
28 Aug 2015, 01:09 PM | Post: #21

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RE: Rosa's Gold - FREE for the next few days.

Is that a new-ish cover, Ray? It looks good! Thumbs Up
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Offline Ray Kingfisher Reading No, Writing.
28 Aug 2015, 03:28 PM | Post: #22

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RE: Rosa's Gold - FREE for the next few days.

(28 Aug 2015 01:09 PM)Scribbler Wrote: Wrote:  Is that a new-ish cover, Ray? It looks good! Thumbs Up
Thanks Scribs. Yes, I got professional ones done to replace my home-bodged efforts for both Rosa's Gold and The Sugar Men. I'm very happy with it, but as with all my titles, putting a good cover on it seems to have made no difference to sales, in spite of all the advice that it should.
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28 Aug 2015, 05:31 PM | Post: #23

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RE: Rosa's Gold - FREE for the next few days.

It's hard to quantify the effect that a good cover has on book sales, and it's very rare that changing the cover makes an immediate impact. (Although David Haynes did experience this with his most recent one so there's always an exception!) I still think there's value in putting some effort and/or cash into a quality cover if possible.

And I agree, the new Rosa's Gold cover is very good!
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RE: Rosa's Gold - FREE for the next few days.

(28 Aug 2015 05:31 PM)davidwailing Wrote: Wrote:  It's hard to quantify the effect that a good cover has on book sales, and it's very rare that changing the cover makes an immediate impact. (Although David Haynes did experience this with his most recent one so there's always an exception!) I still think there's value in putting some effort and/or cash into a quality cover if possible.

And I agree, the new Rosa's Gold cover is very good!

Thanks, David. The new one couldn't be worse than the old one. It's by Jane Dixon Smith: http://janedixonsmith.com/ if anyone's interested. She's superb. Good to work with and good results.

And I've come to the same conclusion about covers - a decent one doesn't cost the earth in the grand scheme of things. Regardless of noticeable results it's more a question of telling people (and yourself) that you're serious about this self-publishing lark.
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