All that still didn't help my sales much. The problems were that I had a cover that wasn't appealing enough to grab the reader's attention, the title was bad and the description was even worse. For starters, the cover had a bland title. Just check it out:
The title "Shadow Mage" is so bland and unoriginal that it is on the cover of other fantasy novels. Another problem of the cover is that the art doesn't match the story at all. You can even tell this by the subtitle. It says that the book is a comedy, but what is so humorous about the creepy man on the cover? The art should be for a book about a serial killer.
Once I realized the mistakes I had made, I decided to take advantage of the fact that I am a self-publisher. I stopped the presses and made some drastic changes to my cover in hopes to improve my horrible sales. Just take a look at the finished product:
Now I am not going to say that my book's sales have increased by ten fold. Because they didn't! At least not yet! I will tell you though that my sales numbers have increased drastically. So while it is never a good thing to judge a person by their outward appearance, it is the very first thing readers do to a book before they make their decision to buy it.
You can check this book out at Amazon.