Monday 3 June 2013

New Cover Reveal

I've had three self-published e-books available from Amazon for some time now; The First Tale, which collected the episodes of my web serial into one steampunk story, Checkmate and Other Stories, which collected the first fifteen stories that I'd had published online, and Dead Man's Hand, a trilogy of short stories which served as a prequel to my pulp Western, The Guns of Retribution.

Well Guns has a new cover thanks to its re-publication by Beat to a Pulp, and I've been working on putting together a second collection of the stories I've had published, and between the two, I decided to reformat Checkmate, and give it a new cover. The actual content hasn't changed at all, aside from being formatted in InDesign instead of Word, but it's got a brand new face! What do you think?

I'm hoping to stick to this sort of style for those books I put out myself, so The First Tale will be getting a facelift as well (it was published in 2010, after all!). This is part experiment, to see if a new cover helps to boost sales, and part of my own fascination with all things design-related.

Checkmate and Other Stories is still just 99c, or 77p, and is available from Amazon and Smashwords (so you'll be able to grab a copy if you don't have a Kindle). The next collection, Harbingers and Other Stories, will hopefully be out in October!


Carrie Clevenger said...

Very nice cover! Also, congrats on the Guns placement by Beat to a Pulp.

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