As part of my promotion strategy for re-releasing my first novel, Hell Gate, I’ve broken it into four novella-length parts or “episodes.” Part I, The Return of the Horde, will be coming out within the next month. I’m looking to experiment with whether I can build reader interest by “serializing” it on my website and on Patreon, by releasing a new part every month or so. I won’t be releasing it on any bookstores until after the serial is finished.
This decision, of course, will require additional covers for the “episode” novellas. After some thought I’ve come to the conclusion (actually rather obvious in hindsight) that it will be prohibitive (both in time and cost) to try to get illustrated, or even composite, covers for them. So at least for the episode releases, I’ve decided to create plain, simple covers of the kind that it’s pretty easy for even me to do in photoshop, given an adequate piece of stock art.
With that introduction, here’s the tentative cover for Hell Gate, Episode I: The Return of the Horde, coming very soon from Andarian Publishing. Feedback welcome.