Friday, March 16, 2012

Thomas Redpool Goes To Hell, the official (legal) cover

The cover is done and ready to show the world:
Front Cover
(scroll to the bottom for the Wraparound version)
The formatting is also done, barring proof. Only a few more pages of edits need to be applied to the manuscript and Thomas Redpool Goes To Hell will be ready to proof, publish, and be consumed.

I like to think that, if Thomas actually existed, he'd be damn proud of this cover. While I do love the front, I have the say the wraparound effect is quite striking.

For those who don't know, I was writing this novel the same time as The Ninth Avatar in 2005, and I've been sort of working on it on and off ever since. This has been a long time coming, but I think TR is ready to hit the streets and raise some eyebrows.

If you haven't heard me talking about this novel, here's the rundown: this is a satire about an egotistical jackass who goes to Hell and ends up in charge of Armageddon... except someone has stolen his authority. It's intended to be funny, irreverent, and occasionally intentionally overtly somewhat mildly critical of religion or religious beliefs. And when I say that, I mean poking fun at certain things for how ridiculous they are, not at people for believing in them. Fine line, that. There's some action, some adventure, some gallows humor, some antics, sinning, spinning toilets, demons, and various other sources of entertainment.

If you only read one novel this year, it should be Thomas Redpool Goes To Hell. Heh.

Bust out your fucking penny jar; the initial price point (for 6x9 TPB copies) is going to be $7.99. Not sure on the ebook version yet. I'm trying to decide between doing the full e-suite with Smashwords or just doing the Kindle version through Amazon's KDP. I'll make a decision on that in the next week or two. Stay tuned for more announcements.

Full Wraparound Cover
(I couldn't be more pleased with how this turned out)

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  1. That cover certainly makes a statement!

    Congrats on getting this book ready for publication. I know it's been something you've wanted to do for a long time.

    1. Thanks, I appreciate that. Sorry to hear about your deal, but I'm confident you'll find a better one. Still can't wait to read your stuff :)

  2. Wow! $7.99 for Trade Paperback? That's impressively inexpensive!

    1. Yeah it's really not too far above the minimum that CS forces me to charge, either. I'll tell you more about it tonight.

  3. That is one lovely cover. It certainly does make one ponder what might be contained inside.


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