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I'm James Maxey, author of fantasy and science fiction. My novels include the science fantasy Bitterwood Saga (4 books) the Dragon Apocalypse Saga (4 books), numerous superhero novels including Nobody Gets the Girl and the Lawless series, the steampunk Oz sequel Bad Wizard, and my short story collections, There is No Wheel and Jagged Gate. This website is focused exclusively on writing. At my second blog, Jawbone of an Ass, I ramble through any random topic that springs to mind, occasionally touching on religion and politics and other subjects polite people are sensible enough not to discuss in public. If you'd like to get monthly updates on new releases, as well as preview chapters and free short stories, join my newsletter!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Yet another stab at the Bitterwood Covers

Here's my latest stab at finding the right covers for my ebook editions of the Bitterwood Trilogy. Thoughts? Comments?


Anonymous said...

not to be rude but no they look to video game. maybe you can try the oposite of you books a human eye with a dragon in them.

James Maxey said...

Thanks. It is funny that they look computer generated, when they are actually photographs of fantasy miniatures (with photoshopped backgrounds, which may add to the cgi look).

I'm in a big conundrum. My Bitterwood books in the US are selling almost twice as well with these new covers. On the other hand, my UK sales have decidedly fallen with these covers. Amazon doesn't have an easy system for running different covers in different countries, alas. I'm going to let these run another month or so and see if the UK sales bounce back before I start tinkering again.