For the past few months I’ve been working on a revamp!
You see, back in the day when I was a newbie writer, I didn’t understand all the things that go into the business side of writing. I was simply too excited to publish my books and the stories kept coming to me, so I kept writing.
But, as time goes on, there comes a point when you (meaning me) have to look at things from the business side of the aisle and that time has come.
In 2016 I wrote and published Ford. I enjoyed writing Ford and in the beginning didn’t have plans for another book in the series, but by the time Ford was finished, I knew Lincoln needed a story. Then Dodge and readers kept asking for Rory. So, I had a series. The trouble was, first off, the series name. Big 3 Security. It’s nice. It fit with the whole Big 3 auto names – Ford, Lincoln and Dodge. But, it didn’t convey what these books are – steamy, small town, protector romances.
So, I changed the series name to Lynyrd Station Protectors – Security Team. Lynyrd Station is the small-town they live in and protect. Now I had to convey that in terms of covers. The sexy man on the cover conveys protector – but not completely and not in the way it should. We have restrictions with covers from vendors and ad platforms. Bare chest is iffy on whether it’ll be allowed. Man nipple, nope. Those are often rejected by these companies.
So, a friend suggested I contact Deranged Doctor Designs and have new covers created. I dropped the heroes’ first names from the covers and added a couple. I love the new look. They give a “feeling” where the others didn’t as much.
These books are all in audio as well as ebook and paperback.
What do you think?
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Hi Patti, your blog inspires me. You’ll be teaching a Lifelong Learning class I enrolled in. After perusing your site, I’m looking forward to it. I’m 63 and recently returned to UWGB to earn a B.F.A. in writing. Since graduating, I’m amazed at all the resources and opportunities out there for writers.