Are your book sales slumping? Never had many to begin with? Is your back catalog looking old and tired?
Maybe it’s time to consider a book cover redesign.
Every author does it from Stephen King to J.K. Rowling. Book cover redesigns are how authors keep their book fresh and to revitalize sales.
Examples? No problem:
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These are prime examples of taking a book and re-envisioning the cover.
Have you been doing your own covers?
Listen, there is NO shame in the DIY game. So many of us have been there, and that’s why we can see the error of our ways. DIY book covers are almost never good.
Maybe it’s time to consider a book cover redesign by an expert.
Why a Book Cover Redesign is Worth the Investment
The most obvious change will be the time you save while letting the experts handle the heavy lifting. This frees you up to do other things:
- Plan your launch
- Get a head start on marketing
- Share on social media about hiring out your cover design
The list goes on and on.
You’re working with experts who have created hundreds of book covers, probably in every genre imaginable. They know how to spot what’s selling and duplicate that success in your book cover redesign.
If your book sales don’t improve after your redesign, evaluate your marketing strategy. Are you building relationships or just grabbing everyone by the lapels and screaming, “Buy my book!!!”
Don’t forget, this post and PDF are there for you as a guide.
When you do see a bump in sales, that’s your sweet spot and you should get an ROI at that point.
Miblart’s Latest Cover Redesign Candidate
Our next featured author is Stephanie Whitson. She is coming to us with a book cover that needs an overhaul.
Here’s what Stephanie had to say about her current cover for her small town romance book, Love and Lattes:
I’ve done it myself and I’ve asked people their opinions like “what do you think of this” or “what do you think of that” and they either tell me the color contrast is weird or this needs to be bigger and whatnot.
Working with Miblart
I asked her personal take on her experience with Miblart:
Really great! I think they got back to me after like a day or two and then I filled out the form and gave all the information. They asked for a lot of information which at first, I was like “why?”, but of course they’re going to make me a cover. They’re going to want to know things like what do I want kept from the cover I already have. They asked me to send them links to comparable covers. That was fun because I hadn’t thought of that one before. It’s been really easy, seamless, and not stressful at all.
With details about Stephanie’s book like the title, description, setting, characters, and the original cover design, Miblart had all the information they needed to craft a brand new cover that best suits her niche and audience expectations.
The part I like best about Miblart is you don’t have to come to the table with a clear vision of your art if you don’t have one. Sure, it might help to an extent, but in most cases, their creative expertise shines.
My biggest qualm about working with other design services is having to search for the source images for the cover. I get paralyzed with more options than I care to deal with.
With Miblart, you don’t have to sweat all that.
So far, they’ve performed a standard cover design, an illustrated cover design, and now a cover design overhaul for candidates from our community.
They do more than just book covers!
For example, they also do interior formatting, provide marketing materials and even do custom logo design and branding.
You’re probably thinking, “I’m an author. I don’t need a stinking logo.”
Right, it’s certainly not a requirement, but it is useful for brand building and if you’ve been around here for long, you know that creating an author brand is one of the best strategies for selling more books!
If you could have Miblart create a logo for you, what would it look like?
If you don’t know, the cool thing about working with professionals is they can help you!
So, How Did Stephanie’s Book Cover Redesign Turn Out?
Well, you be the judge. We started with this:
Now, we’ve got this:
Stephanie got 3 first drafts to choose from. Once she made her choice, she received:
- An eBook cover
- A paperback cover
- Two 3D images
- The source file in case she needs to make changes later
- 4 bonus files including 2 promotional images
That’s the type of package that packs a lot of value. I love that!
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