With The Wizard Killer – Season Two, and The Day the Sky Fell, pretty much in the hand of the printers, and my non-fiction book moving along, I decided it was time to get serious about a new cover for The Man of Cloud 9. I’d shared a concept with a few people two or three months ago, and they loved it.
One of the things that I’ve learned is that you don’t truly know who your book will appeal to (unless its a sequel), until it’s out there, and you start getting real feedback. You have a guess, maybe even an excellent one, but until people are buying the book and talking about it, there’s no sure fire way to know. In some cases, you’ve got nothing to do, like I had with The Wizard Killer. But in other cases, you’ve got to pivot. Particularly, like in my case, where a big box store is interested in carrying the book. I want to make sure that I’ve got the best version of the book hitting shelves.
With this new cover, I’ve also put together a new blurb, one that I feel connects better with the actual book. I’d love to know what you think. Changes? Corrections?
Genius. Conscience. Consequence.
At seventeen, Niko Rafaelo committed his life to two noble ideas. The first leads him to create a technology that reshapes the late 21st century. The other would follow that twisted adage that no good deed goes unpunished.
As parts of his life are ripped away, Niko is unable to stop himself from seeing his vision through to its ultimate end, regardless of the sacrifices and consequences.
“It’s rare to find a hard science fiction novel that is so personal, so intimate. “ – Erin Sneath, GoodReads.com
A character-focused science fiction tale in a dark future from best-selling author Adam Dreece.