And yet more new stuff!

You lucky people, you! Day three of the big reveal and we have new covers for Prayer for the Dead and The Damage Done. What?! I hear you all cry. The Damage Done? But that had a new style cover for the hardback edition. Why are you changing it again? Well, the keen-eyed among you will see that it’s not changed a lot, still the same basic cover image and font style, just a tweaking to differentiate it from the hardback and bring it in to line with the new look for the whole series.

Here’s Prayer for the Dead:

Cover image for Prayer for the Dead by James Oswald

And here’s The Damage Done:

cover image for The Damage Done by James Oswald

Feedback has been mostly positive so far, although you don’t get the full effect of the new designs from a thumbnail on a computer screen. Soon you will be able to lay your hands on actual, physical copies of these things, and five lucky winners will be getting all six books for free. Stay tuned for more details on how to enter and win!

5 Responses to And yet more new stuff!

  1. Joe Jarvie June 15, 2016 at 9:57 am #

    I have to admit, I like books by authors to look much the same on my bookshelves. Hate it with a passion when they change font, position and style on the same series of books.

    • jameso June 15, 2016 at 10:01 am #

      It’s a tricky one, as so many other books have been coming out with very similar covers to my original designs. At least Penguin have gone back and redone all the old covers to match the new, although that’s not much consolation if you’ve already got the others! I quite agree that mismatched covers ruin a good bookshelf. I find it most annoying when publishers vary the book size, or issue the first two in a series in hardback and then the third only as a paperback.

  2. Janice June 15, 2016 at 12:09 pm #

    I buy the Audio books so covers really don’t matter that much to me…I just love the books and after finishing The Damage Done in three sittings…actually not sitting…I listen on iPod and fly through mundane tasks without noticing any effort…I’m now patiently waiting for next book.

    I’ve said before James I wish you would write full time πŸ™‚ mmmm failing that you could always dictate to a recorder whilst you are ‘out and about on the farm’ then get someone else to type them up…that way we could have a new book every month πŸ™‚

    I’ve just finished the last of my other favourite Authors Department Q books so while waiting for the next Inspector McLean series I’m about to check out Sir Benfro series.

    • jameso June 15, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

      I’d love to write full time, but it would still take me more than a month to crank out one of these books! Number seven is coming along nicely, but it won’t be ready until the beginning of next year. Sorry! I hope you enjoy Benfro though – something completely different.

  3. Connie June 15, 2016 at 1:55 pm #

    I love the way the titles hover on the cover like cautionary and omen. Can hardly wait for the next installment…thank you for many hours of time lost outside of whatever this is here! Reality? Hope not. Prefer your world.

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