Dungeon Runner Print.

So here’s a behind-the-scenes look. Along with the soft relaunch of Dungeon Runner (new covers coming!), I’ve been studying the look and feel of books I like.

Since Dungeon Runner books are novellas, I love the idea of using the trim size (width and height) of Light Novels. This is 5.5 inches by 8.25 inches, smaller than our typical 6x9 novels.

Log Horizon and So I’m a Spider, So What? both have a matte finish. It looks and feels great. I like it so much that I contacted the company to see who prints their books. Alas, they weren’t that helpful, saying, “We publish our books.” Oh, is that so? I didn’t know…

But a printed book is more than just trim size and finish. It’s all the little details inside. Scene breaks and chapter headings have unique graphics. And since these are Light Novels, they include full-page art. This is why I asked (yesterday) if people liked having art in their fiction books.

The answer to that, by the way, was a resounding Yes. ~70% of 35 people like art in their fiction. ~6% don’t. And the rest don’t have a preference.

I think using the Dungeon Runner’s flame guy as a scene break graphic will look nice. :) I have lots to do, but once I have something to show, I’ll let you know!

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