How many times have you moaned about manufacturer’s insistence on changing and improving things?
It’s never for the better, is it?
It has recently dawned on me that I am guilty of the same behaviour, I am ashamed to say.
My problem is that I am never happy with anything I have created. At first, I am, but then the doubts start to creep in. What seemed brilliant in the beginning, starts to look shabby and inadequate, and nay I say it, inferior.
By this time, of course, I just know I can do better.
I do this with most things, but the ones that give me the worst trouble, are our book covers. They are so important to get right, aren’t they?
We have many books under our belts now, and I am not happy with quite a few of their covers. Some of you may have noticed, (and admitting this makes me cringe) just how often I change them.
I have just changed the title and cover for Anita’s book, Scarlet Ribbons, mainly because the story is about just the one ribbon. It was only when I realised what else I would have to change, I began to see the enormity of my dissatisfaction.
The cover had to be changed on:
- Our website
- The books trailer
- Book links
- The end matter in several of our other books
New posters had to be made, and replaced on just about every site I ever visit.
All of this took two days, and so far, so good, but I just know there will be other places I haven’t thought of yet, but right now, after doing all of that, I never want to change another cover.
There is one that could be better…