Final “Shards” Cover

Here it is!

I changed the text from red to black and added a couple more layers of outlining around it.  It also looks good in monochrome, e.g., on an old-school Kindle:

I’m about halfway through formatting the book for the Kindle; watch this space for updates!

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“Shards” Cover Art

Well I selected my cover art for “Shards” already — sometimes you find an image and it just clicks!  This artwork is “Inhale Exhale — The 7th Hour”, by Emilie Leger.  (Check her page for more great art, one of which is likely to eventually become the cover of “The War of the Ravels”. For those who are allergic to Facebook, she also has a page at deviantART.)

I am looking at four options for the title and author name text, in horizontal and vertical permutations.  I am leaning toward the vertical ones, but haven’t decided which I like best. (Well actually I’m sitting down, but you know what I mean.)

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

As always, thoughts and comments are welcome!

Finished!

Well, for the one or two readers (both of whom are most likely in the UK) who are still waiting for the follow-up to Dragon Stones (which was once upon a time the #1 best seller on the Kindle fantasy lists in the UK), it is finally finished!  The new book, Shards, is part one of a two-part fantasy series, and clocks in at about 111,000 words.  For those who are keeping track, that’s somewhat shorter than A Flock of Crows is Called a Murder or Dragon Stones, but longer than Night Watchman or Long Before Dawn.  Why release it as two books instead of one?  Well …

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