For a couple months I've felt some level of discontent with the cover for Summer Horse. The background was a scan of an old shipping label and it began to seem too much of a mustard color for me.
So this morning I replaced it at BN with this
It's not more perfect, it's different. I liked the sense that the other cover was a picture of a real scrapbook page, probably created by Wynne because originally there were ink splatters and it's pretty messy. She emptied her pockets and treasure drawer and threw things down thinking she would come back later. Unfortunately, Wynne doesn't come back later, she's already onto the next thing. If she'd given the task to Nicki, the new image is what we would have. It's brighter and cleaner--Wynne didn't get near this one.
I think this is the right time for face lifts because Christmas is coming. Not that all the lovely people who don't have readers yet have seen the covers, but bumping up the visual excitement is a good idea. Maybe changing the cover every 6 months or so is a good idea.