I spent ten minutes fiddling with colors until I hit one that induced a gag. And then I knew I had the right color of orange-brown for this ugly edition of DUST.
I didn’t want to do this at all. I mean, look at the cover art Jason Smith from Random House came up with. That would be his three covers over there on the sidebar, and they are drop-dead gorgeous. But there are a handful of readers who have the ugly editions of WOOL and SHIFT, and they wanted an ugly edition of DUST to accompany them. A lesson here on being careful what you wish for.
The way I’m handling this one is a bit different. With the last two books, the ugly edition was all you could get for a period of time, and then I made the cover purty. This edition is so ugly, I don’t want people to accidentally get their hands on it through Amazon or a bookstore, so it’ll only be available through me directly. And probably for only as long as I can stomach to look at the thing. Again, this is just for those of you crazy enough to own nasty when you could just as easily own sublime. I highly recommend NOT getting this edition. The Random House covers are spectacular to behold. Trust me.
If you already ordered the other edition when what you wanted was this one, you can shoot me an email to make the switch. Or give the pretty one to someone you like and order one of these for someone you hate.