I'm looking for an original book cover design (front, back and spine) that will inspire potential readers to pick up my book and give it a chance. I believe I'm telling an interesting story, and that readers will want more of what I have to offer, but I also know that they must first be interested in what they see. So, I greatly value what I hope the successful designer will create.
My book is about humanity's first contact with an advanced alien civilization. That contact comes in the form of a single spherical ship detected approaching the Earth which then re-arranges itself into 18 smaller spherical ships, 17 of which continue toward Earth. As each of these ships enter the Earth's atmosphere, they lose ~90% of their mass before landing (ask me why, if it helps). Shortly after landing, they again lose ~90% of their mass and change from being a single sphere to being thousands of roughly tennis-ball sized spheres. Each of these smaller spheres is a 'gift' to a human, more specifically to a single human. Each gift may help the recipient, or it may be a ruse to hurt the recipient and all humanity.
One recipient believes he might be able to 'save the world.' He accepts a gift in order to do so. I'd like the art to reflect the spherical symbolism and one person's fight against a bureaucratic response to change, especially enormous change. The numeric base of the gift's makers is nine, so there may be some fun with that.