Conventional ebook publishing wisdom has it that changing up your covers every so often is a good marketing move. You can revitalize an older book or series and draw in new readers by giving your product a whole new look, or so the recommendation goes. If it works for politicians and fast food restaurants, it ought to work for ebooks, right? Well, I’m not sure I follow the logic, but you’d be surprised—even covers that you once drooled over start to look old and tired when you’ve seen them too much. So, just to relieve my own eye fatigue, and in celebration of almost ten years since I started the first book in the series (Little Miss Straight Lace
), I’ve invested in a beautiful new set of covers for my old standy-by, Unbreakable
. Remember, if you haven’t read it yet, the first book is free, so grab it now
and try out the new skin!
Here’s a FREE five bucks for ya, compliments of the good folks at B&N. Just download the Nook app to your phone or tablet and try it out, and they’ll give you a $5 credit for the Nook store, so you can buy the Nook Books of your choice. But hurry, hurry–only good til 3AM EST Monday, March 30th.
Details here: Free $5 in NOOK Books
A new study from the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
shows that reading about characters in fictional works can cause us to become more like those characters, but only if we identify and sympathize with them. In other words, if you find a character likeable or admirable, you will actually begin to think and act more like him. A talented writer, of course, can lead us to sympathize with characters we wouldn’t ordinarily like, so this study has some interesting implications.
To learn more, see these stories: The Body Odd – You Are What You Read
or Science Daily – ‘Losing Yourself’ in a Fictional Character Can Affect Your Real Life
, or explore the research