I’ve received feedback from readers that the covers and titles of two of my books are so similar they’re causing confusion. Many people think they’re the same book:
Reflections of a Grateful Man and From the Heart of a Grateful Man.
Please take a look at the cover photos above next to each other and you’ll see what I mean. While I love both cover photos, I agree they’re too similar, especially with the titles being so similar as well.
Thanks to the encouragement and efforts of graphic designer Julie Pruitt I’ve decided to change the cover photo for Reflections of a Grateful Man to the first photo shown above. I love the new photo and it will make it much easier for readers to differentiate between the two books. Thank you for all the time and effort you devoted to this project, Julie! Gail Nelson is completing the effort and the book should have the new cover shortly. If you prefer the old cover you might wish to buy it now. Who knows, maybe it will some day be a collector’s item. Did I just type that out loud?
Gail is also checking to see whether a new cover will require new ISBN’s (that can be especially expensive considering the two or three different book formats in which it will continue to be available.) I’m also concerned as to whether the book will lose the current Amazon star review rankings when the cover changes. I’d love to be able to keep the ones it’s already earned.
What do you think of the change? Do you have any information regarding my concerns mentioned in the last paragraph?