Greetings! Okay, last cover redesign for a while, I promise.
I failed with this book. When Pestilence Rising first came out back in 2014 (wow, has it been that long?), I concentrated most of my promotional efforts on getting reviews. I got a few, nothing crazy. I sold like no copies. Even to this day, it isn’t selling squat. I have literally sold 2 digital copies of this book. 2.
The new cover is an attempt to fix that. I’m also revamping the description, recategorizing it, and implementing advertising.
The first cover was…not that great. This is it.
I guess it could’ve been worse. It could’ve been one of those horrible covers I sometimes see that look like someone took a bunch of tiny, random pictures and made a half-ass collage with them. Oh, if you’re wondering why my name is “L. Ryan” on this one, it’s because at the time, I was reading about how people would rather read books by men, so some ladies use initials instead of their first names like JK Rowling.
Anyway, so the second cover was a little better.
Still not fantastic or great for the genre, but at least it looks more…artsy?
With the new push comes the new cover. This is the one I’m going to use from here on out.
I still might monkey around with the font a bit, but I am pleased with it overall.
Hopefully, this new push will help. I dropped the ball with this book, which is dumb because I really did like it. I still do.
I was also thinking about doing an audiobook version after I finish Beneath Oceans of Sky and Love and the Dark. That might be weird, because the main character is male. My voice isn’t overly girly, though, so I might be able to pull it off.
Tune in tomorrow for a super creepy fish post. The fish is creepy, not the post.