You may have noticed them on the homepage over the past few days, and two of them have finally gone live on Amazon (it took 4 days).
Yep, I’m talking about The Jongurian Trilogy, the three books that started me off on my self-publishing career.
Without any further ado, here are the cover images:
Well, I didn’t really have the money to hire Joe (he charges $200 a cover), but I did anyways. Thankfully the three images stretched over 2 months so I didn’t take the $600 hit all at once.
I really think he did a great job on these, as I knew he would because he has awesome images in his portfolio. I mean, I feel like writing a book just for that warrior warthog.
Anyways, I’ll be working with him again sometime soon, and if you want some great fantasy eBook cover art, I think he’s your man.
So what about layout? Well, here’s that:
I got this artists to do the layout on the three covers for $60…and he even threw in an awesome 3-book cover image that I’ll profile in another day or two.
If you need some simple layout work for eBook covers, I'd look into what he can do for you.
All in all, I really hope these new covers help sell these books. I’ve changed the covers many times, and you can see all the old versions in this post called Should You Change Your Novel’s Cover?
I used to get 20 sales each on Books 2 and 3 every month, but now it’s about 5. That’s probably because of the bad reviews for Book 1, and that’s why I again went in last weekend and cut out about 15,000 words or so…mostly boring travelogue shit that readers hated anyways.
Will it matter? Not sure, and I’ve even been thinking of taking the book off perma-free and putting it at $0.99.
Really what I should do is submit it to all the free sites again now that its got that new cover, which is something I haven’t done since June (I keep a spreadsheet of all promos, and you should too – haven’t you read Sell Your Book?).
We’ll see how that goes, and if there’s interest, I’ll write about it. Until then, if you haven’t looked at these books, please do.