"EC2" wrote:It's interesting what you say about the older covers. I liked them, but they weren't doing the business re picking up new customers - or rather they were but at too slow a rate. As soon as my publishers went down the Half-head nice dress route, sales rocketed and I mean rocketed. It wasn't that I had suddenly become a tons better author, although one always hopes to improve, it was the packaging, which clearly appealed to the majority. Since those early days which were all really started by The Other Boleyn Girl, the 'headless woman, nice frock' image has proliferated to saturation point. Nowadays in its place, we are seeing full figure, nice frock. Often still with a window somewhere around.
The new cover for To Defy a King, which I am hoping to share soon, once I've got the OK from my UK editor, pays homage to the above criteria in certain ways, but it is totally original too. No one else has a cover like this one at the moment!
I prefer the older covers that have a historical scene on them as well, but Im a guy who enjoys the historical parts more than the romance parts. I have a hard time buying the new ones since they look like romance books
This being said I completely understand that the newer covers are better for sales which is great! A few years ago I dont think I was able to find your books here in the USA in the bookstore so I ordered online. Just the other day I went into the bookstore and saw the The Greatest Knight and I think Lords of the White Castle. They were displayed in a very noticeable way so that was nice to see. I usually buy books online now anyway, but I do very much enjoy a bookstore. (I Just get frustrated when they dont have what I want).
Any chance we could have two covers one for romance and one historical? Kidding....Love your books thanks for writing them.