According to Amazon, the process is simple and only takes a few days to change all instances of author name and book image. However, according to CreateSpace, the author name is tied to the ISBN and must be retired. So that's what I'm up to today - re-creating the cover files and interior work for the print editions. Might even consider doing a hardback edition of Sorrow of the Dragon Gods this time around.
If you are in this position and want to switch author names for any reason, this is what I had to consider: 1) is my brand message tied to my author name in a significant way, 2) is my brand message in any way transferable at this point, and 3) will changing my author name affect my readers.
To answer these questions, I don't believe my readers will be affected much, if at all. I also intend to keep both the Dragon Gods Series and the Clone Series going for as long as possible, so changing my author name now is far preferable to doing so if I was six books down the road which, wouldn't be an option.
In other news, I am currently working on Blood of the Seraphim, book II of the Dragon Gods Series.
Audry Grant is hard at work on Lady Bathory's Harem, which will be a first-person perspective on the Countess Bathory's vampiric lifestyle. And our newest member to the publishing house, Abby Reinholt is finalizing her Ghost Cat adventures.