Friday, June 7, 2013

Horseclans

I am constantly on the prowl for backlisted books getting the e'books treatment.  Today I thought of Robert Adams' Horseclans series.  I'd read the first two novels but never got back to the series.

It appears they were recently (October 2012) made e'available - at least, on Kindle.

That's the good news.  The bad news is .. well, the cover art could be a lot better.

The Coming of the Horseclans
I know - it's just an ebook - but I still like to see some thought and artistic effort applied to the covers.

Remember when it looked like this?


Also good news; unlike some other series that are back that I feel are overpriced, they're holding the Horseclans e'books to $4.99.  Still probably cheaper to find the used paperbacks, but really not a bad place to start.  Maybe there will be some sales in future.

On the wishlist for now.

9 comments:

  1. Oof, that's one awful cover.

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  2. That cover art is horrible. I have read every one of the HOrseclans books. the first three were among the weaker volumes I thought. My favorites were the Bili the Axe tales.

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  3. I've not read these but I've wondered about them. Sounds like they're worth it.

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  4. Hahaha, the difference between Ken Kelly and the new stuff is staggering. IF I didn't know what the book was I would never even touch it.

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  5. David, yeah. Exactly what I thought. This cover makes it look like the worse-end of the self-published scale. No indication at all that it was a semi-big sci-fantasy apocalyptic series of the 1970s-1980s.

    I don't know why people grab these rights and then skimp so cheaply on covers.

    I'd prefer a simple, stock Kindle cover (e.g.; most of the public domain stuff) with no illustration at all over this.

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  6. It also sounds like an e-publisher I wouldn't want to support. Googling on "Mundania Press", the third thing to come up was "Mundania Press complaints."

    http://karenknowsbest.com/2011/04/17/i-have-a-complaint-and-wish-to-let-others-know-not-to-submit-to-mundania-press/#comments

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  7. I haven't read these, but I do remember buying the first one in a used book store based on the cover art alone. Sometimes I worry about my own homemade covers. then I see things like this and don't feel so bad...

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  8. The new covers are horrible. There are a few fans of the Horesclands books on the Facebook pabe "Friends of the HOrseclans"

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  9. The new covers are not up to par at all - they are cheap photoshop style... and this is coming from a person who owns three of the original paintings by Ken Kelly "Horseclans Revenge" "Death of a Legend" "Champion of the Last Battle" !!! ps. still trying to locate the other 15 :)-

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