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New “DART” cover released!

28/03/2020 2 comments

I’m delighted to finally have the new eBook cover for DART out on Kindle, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple and Smashwords. If you’ve seen the earlier versions (check previous blog entries), you might notice that Dart has had a haircut, and Amarth is now wearing a sword belt.

Here is the eBook cover:

The paperback version is also now available from Amazon US. There appears to be a glitch in sending author copies to Australia at present, so I haven’t been able to obtain any from this source. As a fall back, I’ve set up DART on Ingram Spark and am presently waiting for a proof copy to arrive – hopefully in the coming week. This is a step I need to complete before launching the DART competition (mentioned on an earlier post) where readers have a chance to win a free paperback copy, signed by me with a dedication of your choice and delivered to your preferred address.

Here is the new paperback cover:

Can you spot a subtle difference between the two front cover images?

If you can – leave a comment below. Again, no prize for this other than a virtual pat on the back and bragging rights.

Gary McCluskey – take a bow!

The beautifully detailed cover was created by Gary McCluskey, a US based artist who has done covers for some of my favorite authors, including Roger Zelazny and Edgar Rice Burroughs. You can check out some of Gary’s brilliant work at: https://garymccluskey.carbonmade.com/

It was Gary’s idea to incorporate the pillars into the spine and borders, and to add the triple throwing knives emblem above the title on the spine. I think those details with their references to key elements of Dart’s story add a touch of class to the finished cover. Let me know what you think.

Finally, in the month since my last update here, our world has changed significantly and not for the better. Take care of yourselves and others. Follow the Covid-19 containment rules and practices, however draconian they may seem, and maintain whatever levels of separation are necessary for us to get through this testing time. Be well.

All the best,

Dale