The Flames of Shadam Khoreh Cover Wrap

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I’ve been plugging away in the background, getting the ARCs ready for The Flames of Shadam Khoreh. The e-ARCs are ready, and now it’s time to get the print ARCs ready. As part of that effort, I need to get the full cover designed. I had the e-cover, which is essentially the front cover of a print version, but I didn’t have the spine and back cover work done yet. I’ve been plugging away, working to get the back copy to read nicely (and enticingly!), as well as incorporating the logo I worked up a while back.

Well, without further ado, here’s what I have so far.

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Obviously this is still a touch preliminary. I need to eventually removed the “Advanced Reader Copy” image and put in some quotes, plus the barcode for the ISBN, but I think the basic design is there. And I like it quite a bit. It’s attractive to the eye (to my eye, at least).

How about your eye, though? Any thoughts?

UPDATE: I’ve altered the Advanced Reading Copy image after some great advice from Jefferson Smith. Thanks, Jefferson!


  1. Abhinav Jain (@abhinavjain87)

    February 28, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Awesome stuff, Brad. Great job.

    • Brad

      February 28, 2013 at 10:29 am

      Thanks, Abhinav!

  2. Matthew MacNish

    February 28, 2013 at 10:26 am

    It’s got such a classic look to it. But my favorite thing is the BB logo. It’s so Tolkienesque.

    • Brad

      February 28, 2013 at 10:30 am

      That’s *exactly* what I was shooting for. Thanks!

      Btw, it’s quite small, but did you notice the P in there as well?

  3. Ryan Leduc

    February 28, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I think the cover looks great.

    • Brad

      February 28, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      Thanks, Ryan!

  4. Steve

    February 28, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Love the cover art and the BB logo!

    • Brad

      February 28, 2013 at 11:24 am

      Thanks, Steve! See if you can see the full “BPB” in the logo. It’s subtle, but it’s there…

  5. Paul Weimer (@princejvstin)

    March 1, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Advanced and not Advance reading copy?

    And I see another time jump is in store.

    • Brad

      March 1, 2013 at 9:23 am

      Good catch, Paul. Thanks. And yes, a bit of a leap before the fun begins…