Hey there, neighbours to the north, sharers of the North American continent, hockey hosers, Quebecois, and just really swell Canadians all. (As well as all of you US citizens/Americans that love the Kobo device and site.) A Sword Into Darkness is now LIVE at Kobo! It’s currently like 1008 on the sci-fi list there, SO GO AND BUY IT. Make it like number 50 or number 20, maybe even number 1! That’s all I ask.
Time to crack open a Molson.
Damn you, Jeff Edwards, you insidious voice of reason, you.
So, if you’ve been following, you know I’m launching an ebook anthology with a bunch of my military AI short stories, called REMO. And since the last cover I did was 96-ish % successful, I started off doing my own for this one as well. And I’ve got a cover I like, but Jeff reasoned that hey, it turns out you are NOT a graphic designer, so you MIGHT just wanna get some options rather than commit to something developed on the fly, with a kind of art you’re unfamiliar with, and which is not necessarily evocative of a military SF anthology.
Damn correct bastard . . . .
So, on advice, I’m opening up the cover design for REMO to some actual graphic artists via the 99Designs website. I’ve offered up a $200 bounty to the designer that can beat what I already have:
We’re looking for a cover that is more immediately recognizable as military SF, and which looks more compelling as a thumbnail image. All the subtle sci-fi-isms of my design seem to vanish at that size.
If you’re a graphic artist and want to compete for the bounty, go HERE. You’ve got four days to present a proposal, so no dawdling!