Like Transgression, Strongbow’s Wife has two covers. The paper back version has a cover using a CreateSpace template. The e-book has a cover I created using an image from the Daniel Maclise painting of The Marriage of Strongbow and Eva.
At the time that seemed to be appropriate for the subject. It is, however, very busy. For a while now I’ve been wanting to redesign it using an image of a woman in medieval costume. I kept searching the internet to find a suitable photograph but none quite seemed to fit the bill. Too many were obviously fantasy costumes. And then, yesterday, I came across this photograph titled “Beautiful Woman Praying In Soft Holy Light” (© Captblack76) on Dreamstime. I paid for the download and have incorporated it into a new design for the e-version of Strongbow’s Wife.
Before I post this new image to Smashwords and Kindle, I would value your opinion. Do you agree that it is an improvement? Will it make you more likely to purchase the e-book? Please give your opinion in the comments.