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2006-07-25: 1001 Nights cover
by Meguey

2006-07-26 02:30:14 Ben Lehman


2006-07-26 02:49:27 NinJ

Meg, I'm happy about this. I can't wait to see how it comes out.

PS I typed monkey!

PPS Aw. It didn't work.

2006-07-26 10:09:36 Harald

Promising! Will it also be available as PDF?


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2006-07-26 11:00:27 Iskander

That's gorgeous. It doesn't add to the fact that 1001 Nights is already on the 'Must. Have.' list, but it's delicious nonetheless.

2006-07-26 13:41:54 Julia

Beautiful! Can you show the cool picture that almost was the cover? I think the above is a better, cleaner choice, but I love the other one as an inside pic. OTOH, maybe folks should just buy the book once it's in print to see it. :)

2006-07-26 14:26:25 Meguey

Ben - Thanks.

NinJ - *whew!*

Harald - PDF=yes!

Iskander - Ooh, 'delicious'! I like delicious.

Juila - Yep! The 'other cover' is now inside.

2006-07-26 16:29:42 NinJ

Hm. The S issue is real. I'd move it down and left.

2006-07-26 20:56:03 Meguey

Hm. I'll try it.

2006-07-27 00:51:48 Meguey

How 'bout this? Fiddled with the S, moved some stuff around to give NightS more room, trying out "A Game of Enticing Stories"

2006-07-27 02:22:15 Ben Lehman

I like "exotic storytelling" better :-)

Although "enticing stories" is, in fact, more accurate.

2006-07-27 15:50:00 Meguey

Or "A Game of Evoctative Stories." Although I don't like that so well, I'm just glad I remembered it from last night when I thought of it.

2006-07-27 18:00:21 Julia

I like exotic storytelling much better. Or maybe even a game of storytelling. Simplicity is good...

2006-07-27 22:30:28 John Harper

Ah, typography. A cruel taskmaster.

What font is that, Meg? I wouldn't mind taking a crack at it, if you don't mind another cook in the kitchen.

2006-07-28 02:55:59 Meguey

It's calif, and sure!

2006-07-28 16:44:09 NinJ

I think this is a big step up, Meg.

2006-07-28 16:46:47 Iskander

I vote to restore "Exotic". For me, it captures the appeal of the Burton translation of the 1001 Arabian Nights, kohl-darkened eyes, djinn, talking fish, and drinking sherbet in the harem. "Evocative" is for lightweights, and although "Enticing" is a close second, it just doesn't have that scent of hot sand and cloves.

- Alexander

2006-07-28 19:25:33 Verrain

I vote for exotic as well.  Very pretty cover!

2006-07-29 01:33:35 Meguey

Yeah, I like 'exotic' for the same reasons as Alexander. We'll know by noon Sunday which it will be, because that's when we go to the printers.

2006-07-29 01:59:25 Levi Kornelsen

Is there to be a PDF version available?

2006-07-29 02:30:58 Meguey

Oh yes.

2006-07-29 10:33:07 Gregor


I've to pick up a copy for me and Steve at GenCon (as Steve won't be there). See you soon.

2006-07-30 22:42:29 Harald

When will you be taking pre orders?

2006-07-31 05:01:20 John Harper

Here's my take on the typography.

Hope it's not too late to be helpful.

2006-07-31 12:38:58 Meguey

John, that is beautiful. The book is at the printers - can I consider your cover for the post-GenCon book?

2006-07-31 13:12:58 Vincent

John's take, linked.

2006-07-31 17:47:40 John Harper

Absolutely, Meg.

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