When I published my first short story, The Cottage, I had the option of using pre-made designs for the cover or submitting my own design or artwork. At the time, I didn’t really know if anyone would even buy the story, so I opted to use a simple cover provided by Amazon.
One of my commentators recently suggested that I revisit the cover issue. She pointed out, quite rightly, that readers do, indeed, often judge a book by its cover. I took her advice and found that purchasing art and rights to use it as a book cover was much easier than I anticipated. Choosing the content was the most difficult part!
Hopefully, the new cover will entice more readers to purchase my story. It certainly is more eye-catching!
The Cottage at Amazon