As you know, I’m deep in the self-publishing world (and I do love what I do), but there are times when I really need outside eyes and opinions. I like to hear what people have to say. I like to digest differing opinions and ideas, assimilating what I find to be the most useful into my repertoire of knowledge and skills.
So, help me out today, please!
I have designed a new set of book covers for Chronicles of the Twelve Realms, but I do like the ones currently representing the books. Let me share the current ones and the potential new ones so you can give me your thoughts/opinions on which option to go with: to keep the current style and continue forward with that or to update all the covers to the new style.
First, an overview of what the books are
Low fantasy, young adult fiction. Think fairytales, the dangers of magic, sweet romance, action and adventure all wrapped up in one. The series is called Chronicles of the Twelve Realms.
Magic was banished and largely forgotten in the realms, but it still exists and The Beauty Thief introduces what the twisted nature of abusing magic can do through a fairytale romance that is threatened by the greed of a thief who steals the inner and outer beauty of one with a pure heart.
At the core of this series are themes of the deception, doubt, greed, hope, redemption, perseverance, and honor. They’re written with young women in mind, but if you like fairytales and sweet romance in a fantasy world where magic is not your friend, then you’d probably like this series.
Now, on to the dilemma
Current book covers of books 1 -3:
Redesigned potential book covers 1 – 3:
This will be the cover of my upcoming prequel novella (Forever and a Thousand Times) to The Beauty Thief, and as you can see, I’ve embraced the new style for this cover. It might serve well to update the current covers to follow this design choice by itself, but what other facts are pros and/or cons for this change?
Is it time to update the series covers of Chronicles of the Twelve Realms? Rachael wants to know what you think!Tweet
The poll will be open until August 18th, 2019! Please feel free to share. Both professional and reader responses are welcome!
Thank you so much!