One of the most fascinating parts in the publishing process is the creation of a great cover. It’s no doubt challenging for the publisher to ensure a book has an eye catching cover that also reflects the story accurately. As we know from my many cover previews sometimes they achieve that goal and then some, while at other times the mark is missed.
On rare occasions, you will see a cover change from the original one presented on Amazon and the publisher’s website where no doubt feedback from the author, the public or internal information leads to the cover being altered – sometimes just a tweak here or there, other times a completely new design.
In recent years, I’ve seen a change of covers for Alice Wisler’s How Sweet It Is, Dale Cramer’s The Captive Heart, Michael K Reynolds’ The Flight of the Earls and more.
This time it’s Richard Mabry’s April, 2013 release, Stress Test, receiving a makeover - a completely different look from what is currently up at Amazon. I’d love your thoughts.
Here’s the back cover copy to help you decide!
Dr. Matt Newman thought he was leaving his life in private practice for a better one in academic medicine. His kidnappers have no such plans for him. They just want him dead. Bound, in the trunk of his car, Matt’s only thought is escape. He does so, but at a price: a head injury that lands him in the ICU, where he awakens to find he’s charged with murder.
Sandra Murray is a fiery, redheaded lawyer who swore she was done with doctors, but the call from Matt presented a challenge she couldn’t turn down. She decided to give it one more chance.
Matt’s career is going down the drain. His freedom and perhaps his life may be next. Can he and Sandra uncover the truth before the kidnappers finish the job they started?
Let’s talk ~ which cover do you prefer and why?
Relz Reviewz Extras
Q&A with Richard
Character spotlight on Dr Elena Gardner
Reviews of Code Blue and Medical Error
Character spotlight on Cathy & Will
Interview with Richard
Visit Richard’s website and blog
Preorder Stress Test at Amazon or Koorong