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Old May 8 2014, 11:00 PM   #16
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They actually had been planned to be more painterly, like hand-drawn art from the 1970s, but things went in a different direction during production and revision. My original hope was that we would produce new books that looked so retro people might think they were reprints of 1970s-era stories. Alas, that's not how it turned out. Still, I'm happy with these covers as a starting point, and we'll aim to have even cooler images on future installments.
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Old May 8 2014, 11:13 PM   #17
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I really like those covers. It's always cool when we see TrekLit getting covered by the mainstream media. Some of the books released over the last few have been NYT Bestsellers, so that probably helped to raise the books profile.
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Old May 9 2014, 12:42 AM   #18
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Great covers! Super excited for these books.
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Old May 9 2014, 07:23 AM   #19
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Very cool covers. So retro I can practically smell the mold on the yellow faded paper!
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Old May 9 2014, 01:44 PM   #20
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I don't think I like these quite as much as the place-holders we've been shown for awhile now. It's probably that I think those looked closer to the old 70s books they were emulating than these do, but only by a little. Still, these are very nice covers and I do like them quite a bit. No complaints from me. Sort of like choosing between ice cream and cheese cake for dessert. I may have a favorite, but I'm certainly not going to complain about either!

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Old May 9 2014, 03:41 PM   #21
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I really like those covers, and the TOS artwork this guy does is awesome


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Old May 9 2014, 04:08 PM   #22
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I have fond memories of those seventies novels. I may actually have to buy physical copies of these, rather than the Kindle editions.
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Old May 9 2014, 04:32 PM   #23
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^ Buy any format you like, as long as you pre-order.

Seriously, strong pre-orders are what help books get enough sales velocity during their first week to make the New York Times list. So encourage all your Treklit-reading friends to pre-order these!
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Old May 9 2014, 04:44 PM   #24
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^ Buy any format you like, as long as you pre-order.

Seriously, strong pre-orders are what help books get enough sales velocity during their first week to make the New York Times list. So encourage all your Treklit-reading friends to pre-order these!

I'll pre-order them once they show up in the iTunes ibooks store. I'll check later today if they are there.


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Old May 9 2014, 07:50 PM   #25
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I pre-ordered SEEKERS from iTunes.


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^ Buy any format you like, as long as you pre-order.

Seriously, strong pre-orders are what help books get enough sales velocity during their first week to make the New York Times list. So encourage all your Treklit-reading friends to pre-order these!
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Old May 12 2014, 05:30 AM   #27
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^ Buy any format you like, as long as you pre-order.

Seriously, strong pre-orders are what help books get enough sales velocity during their first week to make the New York Times list. So encourage all your Treklit-reading friends to pre-order these!
Huh. Is data for the NYT list culled from American sources only? Because I don't order my Trek books online, and now I feel a bit guilty. However, if they don't look at Canadian sources anyway, then guilt absolved!

But rest assured, I will be buying these, even if it is through the old "go to the book store and pick them up" method.
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Old May 12 2014, 05:04 PM   #28
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^You can pre-order books in person at a bookstore. Just ask the clerk to reserve a copy for you, and they'll hold it for you when it comes in and call you to let you know it's available.
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Old May 12 2014, 08:45 PM   #29
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I have fond memories of those seventies novels. I may actually have to buy physical copies of these, rather than the Kindle editions.

The 70s covers were so cool. They were pretty unique and they always stand out when compared to later novel covers.


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Old May 12 2014, 09:27 PM   #30
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These are cool 70s mock ups

http://rob-caswell.deviantart.com/gallery/30878717

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