Gutterballs; Or, I Just Dropped In To See What Condition My Edition Was In

No, not this:

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27 8×10 Color Glossy Pictures With Circles And Arrows And A Paragraph On The Back Of Each One

Or at least, one 6×9 glossy book cover and one 6×9 matte book cover, neither with circles or arrows.

Ravels Covers

Matte CreateSpace cover on the left, glossy Lulu cover on the right

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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!

Attack of the Kindle Cases: Part Deux

So after using my orange Kindle case for a while, I happened to notice that M-Edge made Kindle cases printed with covers from The New Yorker. The New Yorker is, of course, my favorite magazine of all time (I practically have a lifetime subscription), and I love dogs, and (as the Necromancer astutely noted) orange is my favorite color. So this would be the perfect Kindle case for me, right?

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“Dragon Stones” Cover

I mentioned that for my book Long Before Dawn, I took the cover photo myself. For the Dragon Stones cover, though, I had a bit of a quandary … I could hardly find a dragon and take a picture of it (they’re notoriously camera-shy and tend to eat paparazzi), and I’m not so good at the drawing thing, so I couldn’t make my own picture unless I wanted a stick figure dragon; so I delved into a couple of artwork sites (iStockPhoto and deviantART) looking for dragon illustrations. I ended up working with a group of Italian artists called Red Frog to get a modified version of their vector dragon illustration.

I just finished working on Long Before Dawn (except for getting an ISBN for distribution purposes), so it will still be several weeks before Dragon Stones comes out, but here’s a preliminary version of the Dragon Stones cover:

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Feedback is welcome!