I’ve written a piece for the Tor UK blog on having my first two books receive new covers, and on being able to revisit Nights of Villjamur to make certain changes to the text:
Who doesn’t like getting a new coat? All right, I know that some of you will love to fester in the trendy / dodgy peacoat you bought over a decade ago, but fashions change whether you like it or not. (Admit it – you’re getting older and you don’t like the change so much.) Anyway, the world of publishing does have to change. What appealed five years ago to the average punter stepping into a bookstore on a wet Wednesday probably won’t work today. Sometimes, you need to freshen up book covers to appeal to new readers.