For a while I’ve known that the cover for my first book, Second Chances, is not really up to the same quality as professional covers. I also didn’t feel that my book cover gave people a good idea of what they can expect to see inside my book.
I’ve been thinking about re-designing my book cover for several months now, and I’ve been searching stock image sites and pre-made book covers for something that jumps out at me. Given my book is about two young women who are best friends, I was trying to find an image that included two females, except none of them were appropriate (in more ways than one).
Thankfully, this morning I was browsing a website gallery showing book cover designs and I found Rachel, one of the main characters in my book (well, what I imagine she looks like). I quickly purchased the image and made some minor changes in Photoshop … and voila! I now have a new book cover design. I hope my new cover will appeal to a younger audience.
I thought I’d test out my new cover here before I upload it on the e-book publishing sites. Tell me what you think in the comments below…
Here is the synopsis of my book:
Even as a child, Rachel had her whole life mapped out – study teaching, marry the perfect guy, have some kids and be a stay at home mum. With two different guys after her attention, Rachel must make a choice – will she choose rebellious single dad Nate or sensible youth leader Steven?
Meanwhile, Hannah is on top of the world, engaged to be married to the love of her life, until a chance encounter with someone from her past threatens to take away her happiness. Will her relationship survive when the secret she has been keeping for so many years is uncovered?
As these best friends lean on God and each other through different trials, they both experience God’s forgiveness and his provision of second chances.
Here is the existing cover…
And here is my proposed new cover design…
I’m still not sure whether to make the change…What do you think?