The New Covers for Tales from The Longview… I listened.

I read every comment, made notes, came up with alternate concepts, and here are the three final results.

WITH new titles, too.

Tales from The Longview: Episode 1: The Prisoner

Tales from The Longview: Episode 1: The Prisoner


Tales from The Longview: Episode 2: The Courtesan

Tales from The Longview: Episode 2: The Courtesan


Tales from The Longview: Episode 3: The Philosopher

Tales from The Longview: Episode 3: The Philosopher

So…does this fix the many problems?

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11 comments… add one
  • Justin Mar 5, 2015 @ 8:39

    I love the new covers, but it does seem a bit sad to lose the originality that the original titles had. “The ____” feels kind of generic next to “Enter the Death Circus” & “The Selling of Suzee Delight.” I think the new covers can telegraph that sci-fi setting, and the “Episode X” numbering can still tell readers where they are in the series. Just my $.02. 🙂

  • Amy Keeley Feb 26, 2015 @ 13:59

    Gorgeous! I love the titles, the font, what you did with the font, and I think it’s fascinating how you had a growing sense of light as the covers progress, if that makes any sense.

  • Julian Adorney Feb 19, 2015 @ 20:37

    I think all three of these are brilliant. Dark, science-fiction-y, intriguing, and most of all–cohesive.

  • gabby Feb 19, 2015 @ 8:44

    I like the covers much better and I like the titles better now too. The one thing would be if it’s possible to stretch the image to be the whole cover instead of having the big black border at top and bottom? When I look at some of the other covers at sci fi amazon it feels like the images are more integrated with the titles, etc.

  • David Ivory Feb 17, 2015 @ 20:44

    Love them – excellent work.

    They really are like night and day.

  • RebeccaD Feb 17, 2015 @ 8:11

    I love everything about your new covers and I love your new titles.

  • Stephanie Feb 17, 2015 @ 6:09

    They look good; and like they go together. The three old covers didn’t really have the ‘feel’ of a set/series. I think that was because the third mock up was so different from the first two. The two original ones certainly felt like a series when I looked at them. These three definitely go together. I like the color schemes, although they are a bit dark at thumbnail size. The spaceships work for me, but I do miss the girl on the cover of Suzee Delight. Not sure what I think about the individual series titles; I sort of liked the longer titles better than the shorter ones on there now. However, the shorter titles do work with these new style of covers, so maybe it’s a wash in the end. The particular set up you’ve used here is not super common when I look up space opera on Amazon, but it is common enough that there are a few other books that could appear to go with your series at first glance. I’d think that the color of the text and the size of your name would offset that. In some ways I prefer the first two covers for episode one and two, but was not fond of episode three original cover. The original two covers conveyed both the genre and the original sense of story for each episode.

    These covers look nice, but sort of generic for the genre. They could be on any space opera type book and fit just fine. If that’s what you want, then I’d guess you are good to go. (NOTE that these covers do not have the same feel to them as the Cadence books, and I would not know by looking that they are in the same universe….don’t know if that matters or not, just a random thought I had.) I definitely would not know just by looking that these three are associated in any way with the Cadence books. But I wouldn’t have guessed that from the old covers either. I like em, but I miss the originality the longer titles conveyed I guess.

  • Irina Feb 17, 2015 @ 1:32

    The covers are great! Much better than the originals. And if I didn’t know the former titles, I’d find these great too, but I miss “The selling of Suzee Delight”. But I like the minimalistic ones here too.

  • Jessica Feb 17, 2015 @ 0:57

    I like them. They are cleaner, more simple and right to the point. Right away you can tell what the genre is. Plus, I am a big fan of the cooler blue and purple tones in sci-fi book covers.

  • Jean Feb 16, 2015 @ 19:03

    I like.

  • Paula Feb 16, 2015 @ 15:16

    Love it! I’m already familiar with your work, so I’d have bought them anyway–but if I were a new reader, I’d definitely be more likely to pick up a copy with the new covers than the old ones. Although I did adore the original title for Episode 1 (granted, I haven’t had time to read it yet, but the title made me want to), I do enjoy the uniformity of the new titles as well.

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