A month I ago I decided to revamp the cover of my book of free short stories - SHORT FUSES. There wasn't much wrong with the first version, I just felt it could do with freshening up.
The old version is on the left, the newer version, by designer DEREK MURPHY, is on the right.
The revamped cover had an immediate effect on downloads (I can't really call them sales as Short Fuses is free) as you can see from the following chart.
It looks to me that in March I was averaging between 60 and 70 downloads a day. In April that had fallen to about 50 a day. But following the cover revamp on April 24, downloads rose quickly, to a peak of 112, and overall seems to be averaging about 90. That seems to me to be pretty conclusive - revamping a cover can boost your downloads. I guess the big question is does it work as well with paid-for titles. We shall see!
You can download Short Fuses for FREE by clicking HERE