UPDATE: or why do I keep changing my covers?
Short answer – because I can! No, seriously, a friend of mine pointed out that the cover of SEER might look better closer in on the main character, so rather than have a head-to-toe shot, I ‘zoomed’ in and made everything larger. One reason to do this is evident if you go to Amazon or any ebook retailer and start searching through their Best Sellers lists. The book covers are tiny! Authors, graphic artists and anyone else who works on making book covers have to take that into consideration during the creative process. It has to look great large and it has to look great small. It’s a fine balance, and one that is somewhat difficult to manage.
These last minute changes also seems to be part of my usual process. I have to see the cover through the lens of the web. Often, that means it’s much darker than it shows up on my computer screen once it’s gone through that filter. But usually, I just always seem to find something I want to fix or make better, after I’ve let it sit for a few days.
So, with that in mind…
Here it is (again)! The new(er) cover for Seer, the Sixth Chronicle in the Guardians of the Word, epic science fiction fantasy series. Stay tuned for the release date. It’s the perfect time of year to curl up on a chilly day with a fast-paced, exciting book to read. Coming (really) soon….