Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Shades: the Reboot of an Ebook

Over a year and a half ago I released my collection of short stories as an ebook under the title SHADES: Sixteen Startling Stories

Here's the original cover:

I designed the cover myself and thought it was serviceable, but not really eye catching. After all this time, I decided I'd revamp the book with a brand new look. Here's the cover by artist Carl Graves:

It's a far more powerful cover. The character on the front reminds me of the woman in the short story titled Fairytale. And, as you can see, I've changed the subtitle to: Tales of Fear and Wonder. I find that a more interesting subtitle.

So this is the official reboot of the book! Let's see if it grows new wings, or legs, or...whatever it is that books grow.

It's available now on Amazon, Amazon UK, iBooks, Nook, and Kobo.



Anonymous said...

Wow...wow. What a cover!! Serves the stories inside so very well.

Unknown said...

Very kind of you to say so!

Linda Aksomitis said...

I like the elements of the new cover, Art. The black and white sets a different tone, doesn't it? Now I have to read the book. :-)

Unknown said...

Thanks, Linda. It really does set a tone. The cover was actually designed for a different book, but the author never paid the artist. So when I saw it on the website, I knew it was perfect. Funny, eh?