Free-Wrench Cover Vote!

Well, I was going to hold this back until closer to the (still unscheduled) release date of the book, but then I remembered I have no patience and there’s no one to tell me what to do. Today I got back the cover of Free-Wrench, the NaNoWriMo project I wrapped up last month and will be sending to the editor in mere minutes. Nick did his usual spectacular job, but he threw me a curve ball by including two options for the title layout. Never one to pass up a chance to democratize the creation of my books, I’m going to ask you folks to weigh in. Which do you like better?

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Version 1: One Line

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Version 2: Two Line

Give me a comment or an email to share your thoughts!


  1. I like the one line title because it makes the hyphen unambiguous. With the two line version, my mind keeps fixating on the possibility that, on a single line, the hyphen would not be there (even though I know that’s not the case).

  2. I like both of them, but I prefer the one line title because it doesn’t make the hyphen look out of place, and the fact that it’s BEHIND the zeppelin makes it look kinda cool. But to be fully honest, I don’t really like the title because of the hyphen. In my opinion, I would prefer no hyphen or a different title. I don’t really know what the book is about, it could be about a mercenary mechanic or summat, but Free Wrench or FreeWrench or maybe Freewrench sounds better in my mind

  3. Both great covers but i have to go with the first one. I find i like the title on a single line better and the way it appears partly behind the zeppelin is pretty neat.

      1. Heh, no problem. It turns out, while I actually was a fan of the one line version too, the two line version jumped out to a pretty big lead right away. That’s going to be the final cover. Thanks for the vote, though!

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