new cover for Ninetyfive percent Human

New cover for Ninetyfive percent Human

Happy New Year to you all, and Happy New Cover to me

New hotness

I’m really excited to start 2017 with a sparkling new cover for Ninety-five percent Human. In preparation for the release of the sequel later on this year and also to include the two short story prequels I’ve written, I’ve re-branded the whole series.ย Don’t they look pretty?

Ninetyfive percent Human series books

I’ll let you into a secret. I also have the cover for the sequel and it’s the best of them all. But you’ll have to wait a while to see that. Sorry.

Old and busted

Ninetyfive percent Human, young adult fiction booksThere are three major reasons for the change.

Firstly, the old cover didn’t scream sci-fi.

I chose it initially because the blue and purple skin and hair and strangely flecked eyes depicted the idea of the girl being only 95% human. But it didn’t place it in the sci-fi genre. And there was no element of romance at all.

Secondly, I couldn’t find a way to add more books in a way that made them stand together as a series.

Should I make the girl’s face a different strange colour? Should I put a different face in the same colour? Or a different colour? Or just settle for something completely unrelated?

Lastly, I really like sci-fi covers.

I love looking at alien landscapes with skies full of unearthly amounts of moons and weird-looking space-craft, and have picked up several novels on the strength of that. I wouldn’t have done that with my book. Oops!

the second edition

Ninetyfive percent HumanSo, I now have a second edition of my book. It’s been a nightmare job trying to update all the files.

Amazon still shows the old cover, although they say the new one will go live any time now.

The printers are slower. Changes take over a month to update so purchasers of print copies may still receive a book with the old cover. (I’m not sure why. It’s print on demand so they don’t have vast stocks of the old book to clear. How hard can it be to change a file?)

And then there’s my website to change, and facebook and twitter and all my advertising! And I thought I’d do this over Christmas in between cooking turkey and entertaining guests. Ha ha ha. *laughs hysterically and hits head repeatedly on desk* You can see why I didn’t finish.

Free story to celebrate

Anyway, to celebrate I’m offering Sarah, the short story prequel in the series, free.

Wishing you all a great 2017.

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Comments

  1. I do like the rebranding Suzie. Easy to see it’s sci-fi. As a reader I would want to know … Is the gap insurmountable? I’d read the blurb ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for linking.
    #ToTT

    1. Good question, Shaz.
      Love the new, super-smart #ToTT badge btw.
      Thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. wow your covers look amazing! it has sci-fi written all over it ๐Ÿ™‚ #fortheloveofBLOG

    1. Ooh I’m glad you like them. I’ve sweat blood and tears over them lol.
      Thanks for visiting ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Oh wow your covers look great! Your hard work has paid off! Thank you for linking up with #fortheloveofBLOG

  4. Yes, we do judge a book by its cover. Hopefully the hard work will be worth it.
    Thanks for commenting ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. They do look pretty! And they seem a much better representation of the sci-fi genre and romance aspects. It’s so important for covers to portray the right genre and feel in order to pull in the right readers, so you made the right decision to update them, despite all the annoying work ๐Ÿ˜› They also look nice and cohesive, I like when all the books and stories in a series look match-y. That’s weird about the print-on-demand books though :-/

    1. I wondered if you’d see them. Always good to have the opinion of a ‘cover expert’. I love it when series covers match.
      It’s annoying about the print covers. Hopefully they’ll update soon.
      Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I like the new cover! Looks very SF- ish and I’m another one who likes to see moons and ships and SF goodness on covers. ๐Ÿ™‚ The three of them look very good together, so well done I say!

    1. Good to meet another sci-fi cover fan. There’s something brilliant about several moons in the sky lol.
      Thanks for dropping in ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks, Karen. Glad you like it.
      Always great to have a visit from #familyfun ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Aaaah they look great, change is always exciting. Wishing you lots of luck for the upcoming releases. Thanks for joining us at #familyfun xx

    1. Thanks, Tammymum ๐Ÿ™‚ Change is exciting – if not a little stressful lol. Trying to update the cover pics everywhere is beginning to drive me crazy!!!!

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