I’ve revamped the short story formerly known as Shape No. 8, because it steadfastly refused to sell even a single copy in six months in its previous form.
I strongly suspect that the original cover (which you can see here) was too blame, because it was murky and never worked quite the way I wanted it to work. I’ve been meaning to change it for a while now and yesterday I did.
So Shape No. 8 now has a new cover, which you can see below, and a new title, since the old one was a bit too abstract- Thus, the story shall be known as Courier Duty from now on.
Courier duty is not really one of spy extraordinaire Carrie Ragnarok’s top ten assignments. Ferrying an object from point A to point B – that’s stressful, but not very exciting. Not even if the object in question is Shape No. 8, a hideously ugly and extremely expensive sculpture by obscure Bulgarian artist Vassily Bagdanorowsky worth 2.8 millions dollars. But an unexpected mugging can spice up even the dullest courier job…
For more information, visit the dedicated Courier Duty page.
Of course, you can also buy the story for the low price of 0.99 USD, EUR or GBP at Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Spain, Amazon Italy, DriveThruFiction, OmniLit/AllRomance ebooks or XinXii.
Ooo, you’re right. I like the new cover and title MUCH better! Happy sales to you.
Yes, the old cover never quite worked out the way I wanted it too. And besides, abstract art – or rather ugly vases masquerading as abstract art – doesn’t really work for book covers.
Glad you like it.
Also, much better use of fonts and contrast, I think.
Yes, the old one just looked murky, even though I lit the vase with every lamp and spotlight I could carry.