Cover Art: Rise of the Spider Goddess
I signed off on the final art for Rise of the Spider Goddess earlier this morning. All that’s left now is to finalize the text layout.
Patrick McEvoy delivered exactly what I was hoping for with the artwork. Given that this was a novel written — very badly — in 1995, based on the aftermath of a D&D adventure, I wanted a cover that blended D&D and WTF. I went for the same D&D-style feel with the font.
I’m quite pleased! What do you think?
If I’ve done this correctly, clicking on the cover will take you to the full jacket, front and back.
Feedback is welcome, as always. (And if you’re in the mood to pre-order, those links are here. I’ll add more pre-order links as they go live.)
Rise of the Spider Goddess will come out in print and electronic editions on December 2.
November 12, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
I absolutely love their expressions.
November 12, 2014 @ 8:41 pm
It’s brilliant – the artwork AND the description at the back!
Also, The Prosekiller Chronicles? Haha, neat. xD
Robert L. Slater (@RobertLSlater)
November 12, 2014 @ 8:52 pm
Awesome. Perfect. Love the cover.
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Mason T. Matchak
November 12, 2014 @ 9:05 pm
That’s hilarious. ^_^ And I didn’t know there was going to be a print edition – I might have to get that instead of the e-book, just in case I get the chance to have you sign it someday. Bwa ha ha.
November 12, 2014 @ 9:14 pm
I love it!
November 13, 2014 @ 1:46 am
The facial expressions are priceless.
November 13, 2014 @ 9:19 am
I would be pleased too, it looks great. And The Prosekiller Chronicles made me giggle 🙂
November 13, 2014 @ 9:35 am
I can’t wait to read this. Pre-ordered!
BTW, can you tell us what the formatting for the annotation is going to be like? I read most of my ebooks on my phone. Is that going to be an issue?
Jim C. Hines
November 13, 2014 @ 9:49 am
Annotation should be in a different color, indented, with a left border line to separate it from the main novel text.
I’ve been testing it on my iPhone, and it hasn’t been a problem.
November 13, 2014 @ 12:24 pm
You’ve got me chuckling here already, Jim.
And I just counted hands…that book is hanging in mid-air. *Perfect*
Jim C. Hines
November 13, 2014 @ 12:27 pm
Yep! It’s a *magic* book, after all! 🙂
November 13, 2014 @ 12:45 pm
Which reminded me- I hadn’t bought Invisible yet. fixed!
November 13, 2014 @ 10:36 pm
Heh. Preordered the Kindle version already!
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November 14, 2014 @ 7:20 pm
Absolutely beautiful. LOL!
November 16, 2014 @ 7:50 pm
When is the print version going to be available for pre-order? I keep checking amazon.com, but it has yet to have the option. I am so looking forward to this, and it bugs me that I am unable to pre-order it at this time.
Jim C. Hines
November 17, 2014 @ 9:47 am
Arielle – I’m not 100% sure. I’m supposed to be getting an updated proof copy on Wednesday, which I need to review and approve. My guess is that the pre-order link would go up some time after I approve the final proof. I’m hoping by the end of this week, assuming everything looks good and there are no other significant changes I need to upload.
I’ll definitely share when that goes live.
November 20, 2014 @ 6:32 pm
Is this a correct link? http://www.amazon.com/Rise-Spider-Goddess-Prosekiller-Chronicles/dp/1502451905/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1416526121&sr=1-2&keywords=rise+of+the+spider+goddess I didn’t think the paperback would be released until the same day as the ebook, and I don’t want to order it the wrong way….
Jim C. Hines
November 20, 2014 @ 7:10 pm
That is indeed the correct link. It wasn’t supposed to go live until 12/2, but Amazon doesn’t let you set up pre-order links for self-published CreateSpace books, apparently. I clicked on the wrong thing, and it went live a week and a half early. Oops!
I figure I’ll treat this like the books that show up in bookstores a week or two before the release date. I’m still treating 12/2 as the official release, but you’re absolutely welcome to order it now if you’d like!
I was wondering if anyone would notice that 🙂