Would You Buy It?

Sometime near the end of my revamp of Pants on Fire: A Collection of Lies, I became mildly obsessed with the idea of alternate covers for books. It's something the comic book industry does all the time, offering up limited edition variant covers of certain issues so that suckers like me think, "Oh, my, yes, I need this one comic book in five different looks, please!" 

I decided to try it out with Pants on Fire, and I had expert designer J. Caleb Clark design a second cover for the short story collection. This probably isn't news to you. You've probably seen it. In case you haven't, you can view it, and buy it, by clicking here. There were only 100 copies printed, and the numbers are dwindling. Each one is individually numbered and signed. Woo hoo!

Anyway. It seems to be a pretty popular idea. I've sold quite a few of the Pants on Fire variants, and the general public seems to generally like the general idea of a general choice. So now, of course, I'm wondering whether I should introduce a variant cover for my  novel, Apocalypticon.

That's where you come in.

I'm taking an informal poll, and I'd like to know...Would You Buy It? Would you buy a limited edition paperback copy of Apocalypticon with the cover I've dropped in below? It's similar to the standard cover (which you can view by clicking here), but the colors are different, and in addition to a certain fairy tale castle in the background, it also features Fort Doom, the rundown stone fort in Alabama where the main characters hole up for a while on the way to Disney World.

Would you buy it for $13.99? Let me know in the comments! (Your yeses aren't legally binding. Just mentally, and possibly spiritually.)

Clayton SmithComment