Nikola Tesla: Renewable Energy Ahead of Its Time – Book Cover

It’s almost Nikola Tesla’s birthday, and that means it’s almost time for the release of my new e-book on Tesla and his interest in renewable energy. I received an amazing number of suggestions for the title of the book, and now I’m looking for feedback on the preliminary book cover design.

Thanks to everyone who contributed their thoughts. After much consideration, I’ve narrowed the book title down to two options, both of which are amalgams of several of 30 or so ideas received. They capture both the name Nikola Tesla and the idea that he was ahead of his time envisioning how to harness “the power of nature.” The title options are:

1 – Nikola Tesla: Renewable Energy Ahead of Its Time

2- Nikola Tesla: New Perspectives on Renewable Energy

While I’m trying to decide on a final title I’m also working on the cover design. I wanted the cover to be bright and appealing, plus reflect in some way Tesla’s legacy of his first foray into what today we call renewable energy. What do you all think of this designs?

Tesla Renewable Energy book cover 2

Tesla Renewable Energy book cover 2b

The photo is of the Tesla statue on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls, where Tesla’s alternating current designs enabled development of electrical power from the falling waters. I like the perspective of the shot…looking up his outstretched cane as he gazes out upon the power and energy of Horseshoe Falls.

So the dual question remains: which title, and what do you think of the cover design? Let me know in the comments or on my Facebook author’s page. If you haven’t already, “Like” my page so you can keep up to date on progress of the e-book and how to get a free download when it is released.

I’m looking forward to the feedback. Thanks everyone for all your support and assistance in renewing interest in Nikola Tesla. And don’t forget to check out all the other Tesla birthday events coming up in the next two weeks.

David J. Kent is the author of Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity. You can order a signed copy directly from me, download the ebook at barnesandnoble.com, and find hard copies at Barnes and Noble bookstores, as well as online at B&N.com and Amazon.com.

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10 thoughts on “Nikola Tesla: Renewable Energy Ahead of Its Time – Book Cover

  1. I like title 1. better because it gives due credit to Nikola Tesla.
    The cover design is very impressive with Tesla towering over us, expressing very clearly the impact of his discoveries.

  2. Dear David, when I read Wizard of electricity the first thing I do is associate Wizard with another name for a Magician (fantasy). We all know that Tesla was no Magician, no fantasy. He saw himself as an adventurer, a discoverer of the principles surrounding electricity. Good luck

    • Thanks, Edward. I agree that the word “wizard” tends to get overused (Edison was called the Wizard of Menlo Park). Somehow it seems to fit Tesla – he was brilliant, yet mysterious and paradoxical. In any case, he’s been a wonderful subject for both The Wizard of Electricity and this new e-book (which I think will be the first title proposed in the article above). Thanks for your support and for helping to spread Tesla’s name and accomplishments around.

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