Now that we are onto the third book in the series I felt it was time to stand back and have a look at the collection. Book One, Walks in Mevagissey Area was the first and something of a prototype and as such, it’s fabulous but also can be improved upon. For books 2 & 3, I realised that the back cover was a bit flat so I spoke to my wonderful designer, the incredible Sally Mitchell, and we worked on a new layout, which was perfect. Now looking at Meva I realised it needed the same treatment as the next two.
Whilst I was reflecting on tweaks and changes I spent some time looking at the series title “Cornish Walks” and discovered that it wasn’t a great search term. People were looking for the word “Cornwall” in conjunction with “Walks”, far more than “Cornish”. Being self-published means that not only are you the author but you are also responsible for the production of the book and the marketing of it. So I decided that it would be sensible to change the series title to “Walks in Cornwall” It was a shame that I hadn’t learnt this at the beginning but it’s a learning process and I’ve got a lot to learn.
Over the next few weeks all the book covers will change to reflect the new series titles. The joy of using a POD printer means that I can do small print runs, so I can tweak and change without being lumbered waiting to sell a massive print run.
Liz Hurley as well as being the owner of this blog, runs a bookshop in Cornwall, right by the sea and writes books. You can buy them in her shop (of course), Waterstones and other outlets as well as Amazon.
When she’s not reading, she’s writing and when she’s not writing, she’s walking. And when she’s not doing any of that she’s binging on box sets and sleeping.