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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, April 1, 2011
Variant cover suggested by Mr. Cavin
Mr. Cavin, who I trust on matters of design, suggested I add a black bar and reverse out my name so it wouldn't get lost in the background. A solid bar looked clunky, but I tried some wave filters and came up with this. I took out the word "stories" since it was mostly empty calories; people can read the description and discover it's a collection. It does seem nice to have my name more prominent. Anyone have any strong likes or dislikes to this version?
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This is the kind of thing that I would never spot, but seeing this cover next to the previous version, it seems obvious to me that the change was needed. I like it.
Thanks Sylvia. I just uploaded this version to Amazon. Hopefully it will be live by morning. It's just another advantage of epublishing that you can tweak stuff like this on the fly!
I definitely like this newer version better.
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