Monday, August 29, 2011

Sneak Peek

So, this last week I got a peek at the preliminary cover for OF POSEIDON! And it was...breathtaking. Seriously, I almost cried, that's how pleased I was! Love, love, LOVE it.

Which leads me to reveal a secret to you: I was secretly dreading the cover reveal. Thing is, the author doesn't really have a make-or-break say in the end about the cover. I kept having these nightmares about an AQUAMARINE-like cover. I'm not picking on that cover, but it's not suited for the YA crowd I wanted to target when I wrote OF POSEIDON. And oh sure, the author can protest on a cover (which I would only suggest you do if you have valid reasons). For instance, check out Mandy Hubbard's experience with her preliminary cover for RIPPLE. Her publisher agreed with her (professionally presented) reasoning, and changed it. But ultimately, the publisher will go with what they think will sell the book.

In retrospect, I'm not sure how I ever doubted the capability of Feiwel and Friends' art department. I mean, get a load of these covers:






I'm not sure why I ever doubted them at all. First-timer jitters, maybe? In any case, even after KNOWING what they are capable of, they still greatly exceeded my expectations with the cover of OF POSEIDON.  I have the image saved as the background on my computer, and sometimes I just stare at it and think, "Wow. That's going to be mine. Wow."

It stays true to the story, but it will catch the attention of any bookstore browser. Sigh.



12 comments:

  1. Yay on loving the cover! Can't wait to see it. I think it would be miserable to hate your own cover. Can you imagine doing signings with a horrible cover?

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  2. Congrats!! I know that has to be one of the scariest moments, when you get that attachment and hold your breath while opening it. But like you, I've always been enthralled w/Feiwel & Friends covers, so I never doubted. Not even for a second. Can't wait to see it! :)

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  3. EXCITING!!!! Oh, I can't wait until you can show the rest of us! How exciting! I'm so glad you love it and I really like these other covers too! So cool.

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  4. I can't wait to see your cover!!! If you're already in love, I know it will be spectacular!! As long as the poor mermaid isn't dripping blood like another upcoming mermaid novel, right? ^_^

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  5. It's going to be awesome!!
    Congrats and enjoy this fun stuff!

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  6. Can't wait to see it! I'm guessing it's blue :-)

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  7. Quick, let's steal that computer! ;0) This is just another reason I've been tempted to break into your house. Hehe. Can't wait for the reveal!

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  8. When do we get to see it??? Mandie and I will change our Avis for you!!

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  9. Oh, the cover is the most anticipated of all for an author. I'm glad you like yours, and I can't wait to see it!

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  10. I'm so happy for you! And Elana is right, it's the most anticipated thing (next to seeing your final book in your hands!). Can't wait to see it! =)

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  11. That sounds wonderful! Now I'm dying of curiosity. Hope to see it soon. Congrats on the great cover.

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  12. So, this last week I got a peek at the preliminary cover for OF POSEIDON! And it was...breathtaking. Seriously, I almost cried, that's how pleased I was! Love, love, LOVE it.
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