Sunday, December 03, 2006
New Cover for Secrets in the Shadows
When Watchers in the Night was released, the second book in my Guardians of the Night series, Secrets in the Shadows, became available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Imagine my surprise when I saw that the cover on Amazon was not the cover I'd been shown back in June. (And which I posted about on this blog.)
It turns out that Tor's Sales department, and one very influential customer, did not like the old cover--they thought it was depressing--and so the cover was changed. From a personal taste standpoint, I like the old cover better, because I like how striking it is. However, I trust the Sales department to make the right judgment as to what will sell better. What do you think? Which cover do you like better? The one on the left above is the new cover, and the one on the right is the old, rejected cover.