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New City of Bones Cover

First off, I have a new cover for the ebook edition of City of Bones by Jenn of Tiger Bright Studios:

I love it! City of Bones was my second novel (from Tor Books, in 1995) and the first one where it actually had a good cover, a neat desert city landscape by artist Richard Bober. (The original is here) For the reprint ebook cover, we basically decided to do something different, and I really love how it turned out.

I've uploaded it to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo, but who knows how long it will take for them to update. It's available at all those sites and the outside-the-US Amazons for $2.99, and it's supposed to be DRM-free, but that's also dependent on those sites actually acknowledging me telling them the book is supposed to be DRM-free. First chapter sample, links, etc are at my web site.


* I also did a mind meld on SF Signal, on suggestions for holiday wish lists

* Last night an LJ friend linked to Kittens in Christmas Trees. I hope I don't end up having a picture to submit.

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City of Bones was the first book of yours I ever read ! I remember making all my friends read it too :D

I bought City of Bones this summer, so does that mean when it finally updates on Amazon, it should update on my Kindle as well?

CoB was your first book that I bought, and I still have the paperback. Love it!

I don't really know -- I don't have a Kindle or Nook or anything yet myself, so I'm not sure how that works. Hopefully a more ebook savvy person will come along and answer, and if not, I can ask on Twitter or something.

And thank you very much!

I loved the book (it's on my Nook) . . . I'm still hoping for a sequel.

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This is simple, beautiful, concentrates the eye on the main thing, has a font that not everyone uses which invokes the feel of the book from the font choice to the colour AND should scale excellently in colour or greyscale in the e-shops and on the e-readers.

You have a winner here! That's the lady who did Wheel of the Infinite, too - isn't she? Awesome!

Love it - though I loved the original, too. City of Bones was the first of your books that I read, and it was the reason I went back and found The Element Of Fire, and then Death of the Necromancer, and then... yeah.

I love the idea of a sequel, in that I'd love to come back and spend more time with those characters, but honestly I'm not sure how you'd do it. City of Bones was very... Complete Unto Itself, I guess, and given the way it wrapped up I'm having trouble envisioning any way you could get everybody back together without it seeming really contrived. (I have similar feelings about Wheel of the Infinite, now that I think about it; though at least there the main characters would presumably already be roaming around together.)

I picked it up at Kobo, where it is indeed DRM-free, but still has the old cover (the pyramid reflected in the curved mirror).

I think Kobo takes the longest to update changes like covers, usually two or three days.

It has a look similar to the artist who does Cassandra Clare's cover. Nice.

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