Thursday, 5 April 2012

COVER THINGS



Happy, happy, happy :)

I spent yesterday viewing the book covers the designer has come up with for my short fiction collection Mother America, out in May from New Island. Lots of excellent designs, very much in keeping with the stories in the book. I was giddy looking at them and, as usual, I conducted a straw poll amongst my nearest and dearest to get their opinions. The majority liked the one I like.

So how do you choose between covers featuring tattooed ladies, moons and dangling red-shoed feet? You don't because your lovely publisher comes up with a final curve-ball cover that blows them all away! It has layers, it's a tad creepy, and I think it is the kind of cover that will appeal to both sexes. In terms of layout, it also echoes my novel You's cover, so that's good.

It has yet to be 100% confirmed but I will share it with y'all as soon as I am allowed. Excitement! I love this part of the process.

12 comments:

Kar said...

The excitement of it.. I can't wait to see it, feel and above all READ it!

Delighted that the same cover appealed to all..

Roll on publication date :)
x

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Not everyone picked that one, Kar (you know which one I mean) but most did.
I love, love, love it. Dying for them to get back and tell me it's The One :)

Kar said...

very interesting, we must chat more on this ;)

I'll cross my fingers they pick that 'one'! x

shaunag said...

Oh how exciting, the range of covers sounds intriguing so I'm dying to see THE ONE!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Cheers, Shauna. It's such a buzz seeing what the designers come up with. I never get sick of this part of the book world.

Vanessa Gebbie said...

oooh - can't wait to see, then I can nick it for my blog post! x

Órfhlaith Foyle said...

Exciting Nu! I like the layers and 'a tad creepy'. Unexpected curve balls are always
fascinating.

Órfhlaith Foyle said...

Exciting Nu! I like the layers and 'a tad creepy'. Unexpected curve balls are fascinating.

eimearryan said...

Hooray! Can't wait to see it. :)

Rachel Fenton said...

Yes, I agree with Órfhlaith, "a tad creepy" does it for me - can't wait!

chillcat said...

Sounds fab. Looking forward to seeing this. Your covers are always so beautiful.

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Cheers, ladies :)