A blog for lovers of pocket novels written by a group of authors who are: Kate Allan, Cara Cooper, Fay Cunningham, Noelene Jenkinson, Patricia Keyson, Chrissie Loveday, Carol MacLean, Fenella Miller, Margaret Mounsdon and Sally Quilford
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Re-publishing a Pocket Novel
My latest KDP book, Bride for a Duke, was published earlier this year as The Daring Heart. When we re-publish our pocket novels we can't use the original covers so have to find another image. When I decided to put The Daring Heart out as an e-book I thought the book needed another title as well. I added a couple of extra scenes to give the story more sexual tension so the new cover is perfect. I had to change the heroine's name from Grace to Anna as the hero had been elevated from a lord to a duke. Having 'your grace' and 'Grace' in the same sentence was confusing.
Finding a cover is not as hard as your might think. There are dozens of sites where you can buy inexpensive picture and photos. It takes a few hours to track down something appropriate but the search is worth it. Then all you need is the title and your name and the job's done.
The only downside to this is that you can see your hero or heroine in the arms of someone else and on a different book. Unless you pay hundreds of pounds you don't own the image.
This doesn't bother me - but I wonder if readers are put off?