My problem. As I am on a disability allowance, I can't afford the meagre prices cover designers charge. I realise $100 a cover is not a lot, and with a good cover I may get more sales, but with only getting $0.60c an e-book I would need to sell a lot to recover my outlay. At the moment, sales are picking up, but most of the sales are for my Sci-FI series Forgestriker, and even these are not dynamic.
My covers. Most of my covers come from my collection, or from my late father's collection. Although we were good photographers, we shot mainly B&W, which works well for my ghost stories, like Sea Ghosts, which came third in a Facebook writing contest, in 2012.
A novella turns into a novel. Another photo of mine will adorn the cover of my up coming novel A Sailor's Love. Both photos were taken years ago, when we lived in Yorkshire.
Sea Ghosts. The inn on the right hand edge is the inn featured in the story. In the e-book there is a link to a 2009 research project, which showed the ghost of John Andrew still lives. The inn is The Ship Inn, Saltburn-on-the-Sea, Teeside, England.
A Sailor's Love. The cover for this e-book was taken at Saltburn too, and shows two fishermen looking into a rowing boat.
Novels. Many friends have asked whether I thought of writing a novella, and being honest, until I did the novella of A Sailor's Love, I didn't think I could write one. I have since found out that the wordage (40,000) isn't beyond me. I am concerned about writing the novel though. Mainly, because neither of my previous novellas sold.