I know I’m not the only one. I started by trying to sell my novels the traditional route. Got some absolutely fantastic feedback from agents, but no takers. Wrote a couple more novels. Discovered Dean Wesley Smith and JA Konrath.
And decided why not. Gonna self-pub.
There’s a lot to learn, so I took the time-honored “bite at a time” approach to eating this particular elephant, and one of the decisions I finessed a bit was whether to hire a designer for my covers. Money’s pretty tight for me; I decided I’d design my own covers for the time being.
But now I’m re-thinking that decision. I’m getting some amazing feedback from people who are reading my books — the sort of feedback that leads me to think I can actually do this.
I don’t want amateurish covers to get in my way.
So I’m looking for feedback. This is the cover of my novel Can Job, and I’m looking for some honest feedback. Poll below, or please feel free to leave a comment (moderated if you haven’t commented before but I’ll be watching the queue).