The other day I read a lovely post called, 14 Tips for Good Kindle Cover Design, over at Humble Nations. The post is filled with lots of book cover samples and design suggestions. They inspired me to take another crack at some of my book covers with an eye for redesign.
I've started with my most recent Kindle short story, Til Death. Below is a before and after. It's probably still not up to professional design standards, but the newer cover is much more in line with the overall feel of the story. It conveys some suspense and gives an idea of what happens in the story. The other cover felt too, primary school cartoonish to me.