LDWriter2 wrote: So what do you think of the cover? I was thinking of making the text larger. It's a simple cover I did--I don't know if I said that here--I don't want anything fancy for the story sets. That would take a lot of work and expense.
Well, since you ask ...
The cover legend did rather confuse me, I must admit. Who or what is Flying Eagle? Is 'Long and Short Tales' some kind of brand name? The introduction seemed incongruous when what the book actually contains is a number of stories of much the same length and all by the same author.
The title, I suggest, needs to be in a much larger font than any introduction to the title. For me, 'Five Stories of Sci Fi Adventures' is also duplication. 'Five Science Fiction Adventures' or 'Five Science Fiction Stories' would be cleaner.
Personally I am not too keen on the left justification of all the wording, but particularly of your name, this may be just a matter of taste.
Now the single planet photograph is a common cover, which means that yours will not really stand out. That also means of course that it doesn't look bad either. The image looks fine in the thumbnail version. In the full size version it looks rather more like a marble with what appears to be the shadow of the photographer falling upon it. (Here's where you tell me it is actually a moon of Jupiter or something!)
Bear in mind please that I have yet to attempt anything like this myself and I claim no expertise in this market, only a general background in marketing. The trouble is, whenever I try to be helpful it always somehow comes out sounding very negative.
ETA: I have been messing about trying to illustrate what I mean rather than describe it.
I'll leave this image posted for a while in case anyone else wants to comment, but I am not pretending it is of merchantable quality, it's just a mock up.