The book is The Artemis Effect by author Kasia James. It is a character driven story set in the near future, and follows the adventures of three people in different countries who must survive a world-wide collapse of communications, technology and society.
How could I say no?
Our priorities were to
- indicate something of the story's content, style and genre
- create a design which communicates to the right audience
- for the title and author's name to be very clear, even when previewed at tiny sizes
I could go on about all the careful cover design choices made, but actually I don't want people to see a bunch of design decisions, I simply want people to think "Yeah, characters I can identify with dealing with an end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it scenario... this book is for me!"
Do you think we succeeded?
You can buy The Artemis Effect here (Kindle edition)
You can find Kasia James' blog here