New cover, new outlook, same sexy verbiage.

If you have been following my social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) you might have noticed something different…yep my book cover.

Here are five reasons why I change my book cover:

  • Change for the better: As a businesswoman and a marketer, I understand that winter-2017-untraditional-cover_b_frontsometimes you have to adapt your strategy to get your product, i.e. my words, more visible to an ideal audience. FYI, keep reading to get a discount on this “change”.
  • Realism vs. animation: I like to think of myself as a creative being, and even though I love my original cover because it depicts the woman who I strive to be—quietly sexy and choosing to go my own unique way—I needed it to draw in new readers within the current contemporary/erotica genre. My reality check is that Passion-fy is in it’s grassroots phase, and will take time to catch on. And that’s okay too.
  • Standing out and not away: So yes, my cover was depicted from my own thought, which was untraditionally outside of the normal erotica theme. But I was okay with that until I noticed that maybe it was a tad too far from those who are used to seeing other books within the genre. I’ve received great feedback on the stories so I took a take a step back, but still up, on the cover.
  • Feedback from a big wig: They, as in Barnes & Noble, didn’t say they didn’t like my cover, but they did bring up “helping” with cover designs *wink wink*.
  • Gut feeling a.k.a. instinctual: The last and probably the most important reason is this; I already knew this was going to happen. This new cover was actually the mock up for the final illustration. So I think I already knew this day would come and here it is.

NEW VLOG ABOUT THE COVER CHANGE!

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Those are my reasons and I’m optimistic at this new look. My hope that this, you and anyone else who hasn’t picked up my book, will take a look at the cover + the reviews and go ahead and take a chance on a new, passionate author.

For those of you are prefer the new cover to the old, I’m giving a discount on the paperback version for a limited time. Use promo code 3RJC3YSM when you purchase through CreateSpace to save 20% on a newly wrapped piece of passion-fy. Just in time for the holidays!

Tell me what you think of the cover? Who wore it better: Cover A or Cover B. 

-DNC

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Building Engagement (Sales Model post #2)…

Below is an article with great tidbits for indie authors near and far! And as you dive into his sales strategy, I want to go ahead and start following his advice.

*clears throat* ATTENTION ROMANCE/EROTICA/FICTION READERS: I’m looking for reviewers of my book, Untraditional: A Collection of Passion-Fy Short StoriesJust fill out the form below and leave the comment “passion-fy me please” and I’ll send the first five people a free copy. The only requirement is to leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads! #writerslife #supportindieauthors

This is a continuation of the Sales Model of an Indie Author post, and part of my musings during and about my journey to become a highly successful author. This also comes in the wake of the Fifty for Fifty celebration we ran last month. A lot of fellow indie authors asked me how I got there […]

via Building Engagement (Sales Model post #2) — FELIX THE FOX MYSTERIES

53. Don’t apologise for being an Indie, we’re cool. Learn the lesson of Tarrantino and Co

This post nails what being an indie author means to me…”You are much more likely to find something new and original in the Indie pile.” Damn skippy you will!

I'm going to publish my novel

I’VE just found a blog post which absolutely sums up the way I feel about writing and Indie publishing. If you want something new, bright and refreshing don’t bother too much about the trad published stuff: in my opinion they just see a formula that has worked in the past and hammer it.

How many times have you read a book and thought: This plot and the characters are awfully similar to something I read not that long ago? If it’s by the same writer I sometimes wonder whether there is a writing team back at Big Press Towers who are just following a formula to produce the next bestseller. Admittedly,  there are a fair number of Indies who follow tried and tested formulas (vampire stories, anyone?) but that’s probably because another Indie came in to break the mold and put them back in fashion. It just stands to reason, you are much more…

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“Untraditional” is on SALE for a limited time!

There is only one day left to grab “Untraditional” on Kindle for only $0.99! Gift it, keep it for yourself or share it. There’s enough passion to go around!

Purchase a copy here!

Ranked #70 on African American Erotica Best Seller’s List
4.3 Stars on Amazon
“I want to read a novel of each one of the short stories because I have fallen in love with the characters!” – Amazon Review

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