Maral MacIagan, the Rights and Contracts Manager at Scholastic Canada was kind enough to take these shots and send them on to me. They show part of Scholastic’s display at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy, where publishers, literary agents and writers from around the world meet to do business. A lot of buying and selling of international rights goes on here, and my novel, Icarus Down was among the books Scholastic Canada was showing off. The cover was showcased on one of the two lightboxes for Scholastic’s Canada exhibit.
I think it looks really impressive! I’d like to thank the good folks at Scholastic’s design team for putting together such a good cover for my novel, and all at Scholastic Canada for going to bat for me at Bologna.
Icarus Down now has an ISBN - 9781443139137 - but no release date yet beyond Fall 2016. However, with the ISBN, I anticipate we will soon be able to pre-order this novel. When that happens, please do so! Better yet, take the ISBN to your nearest independent bookstore and have them do the pre-ordering for you. The book makes a great Christmas gift for your teen science-fiction readers.
Here’s the cover!