Zeroes Cover!

Here is the cover for Zeroes!

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Click here for a description of how Zeroes came about, and what it’s about. (Superpowers! Lashings of superpowers, each one more super than the last!)

I am unusually proud of this cover, because I made more of a contribution than usual. Authors do get a say in their covers, sometimes. But it’s not like we’re graphic designers, so nobody has to listen to us.

In this case, though, I got lucky. My designer, the lovely Regina Flath, had sent us all an early version of the spray paint design. It was definitely moving in the right direction, but we wanted it to have a little bit more texture.

But what kind of texture? Concrete? Dirt? Something gritty, we knew.

So I went out for a walk to think about it, and on the way down my stairwell in Sydney, I saw a magnificent three-part crack in the concrete floor. And the two images melded in my mind, as if by magic!


So I sent Regina a photo of the crack, and the rest is history. Bonus: There actually is a crack in a wall in Zeroes, playing a small but key role in the narrative.

Also cool: The actual title will be printed in a so-called fifth color, and thus will be an eye-spanking florescent yellow.

Anyway, what do you guys think?

Zeroes comes out September 29, 2015.

16 thoughts on “Zeroes Cover!

  1. I like it! Always exited for new work from you and I do like Superheroes.
    However, I decided to add this to my countdown app and I discovered that this book is coming out the same day as Maggie Stiefvater’s Raven King! Two new books in one day from two of my favorite authors!?

  2. Glad you guys like it!

    Yes, Emily, you can pre-order it on some sites. (Amazon seems to be up first. But all the others should be listing it soon.)

    And yes, Malou, I’m in Sydney AS WE SPEAK.

  3. Ooh, I like it! Quite appealing and, as others mentioned, it’s not a FACE! cover. I can’t wait til September!

  4. Looking good 🙂
    QUESTION: did the two other authors contribute an equal amount of content to this book? Or was it mainly you? Is your name the biggest because you’re the most well known? HMM.

  5. I can’t wait to read this! I really liked Afterworlds and the Leviathan series so I’ m sure I love this too.

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