Recently I decided to refresh the cover, and went to Derek Murphy at creativeINDIE for advice. Derek is an expert at revamping tired covers - you can see his website HERE
I told Derek I'd like something similar, but more modern, cleaner, and with more impact.
He came back with three suggestions.
Derek figured that having FOUR EXCITING SHORT STORIES above the title would have more impact, and I agreed.
So, we agreed on the cover on the left, and I posted it on Amazon and Smashwords on April 25. I think it definitely looks cleaner and more modern, the question is will changing a cover alone increase sales?
Over the first three weeks of April, I averaged 55 downloads a day.
A week after putting up the new cover, I was averaging 64 downloads a day. Yesterday almost 80 copies were downloaded.
Part of that increase might have been because I Tweeted about the change, but there's no doubt sales are higher. I'll watch it over the next few weeks and see if that surge in sales continues.
You can download Short Fuses for free at myBook.to/shortfuses