Monday, June 7, 2010

I Have a Cover!

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I'm excited because I finally--yes FINALLY--have a cover for my October Avalon release: Georgie on His Mind!

You know most publishers will ask for an author's input on their cover. And Avalon Books was no exception. So here's what I submitted to them as far as my idea for a cover:

I was thinking since the story primarily takes place in a pharmacy (where they both work), it might be cute to have the title written in a handwriting font on a prescription pad. Maybe even put some “heart” doodle drawings on the pad, too.

Also since a prescription pad is just black and white, if the color background of the book could be a bright or contrasting color, it would make it pop out more.

Thank you.

I know. But that's the best I could come up with!

But obviously that's the best Avalon could come up with too--or I'm really great at designing covers--because here's my cover:



Maybe I'm missing my calling. :)

So word to the wise: Give careful thought when a publisher asks you for cover art advice. They just might listen to you! LOL

But isn't it a cute cover?

53 comments:

Jessica Nelson said...

Awww, yes it's cute. And I like the whole Rx heart thing.

Piedmont Writer said...

Oh that's fantastic! And green is such a good color. Can't wait for October!

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Indeed it is cute and I'm w/ Jessica. Like the perscription heart.
~ Wendy

Terri Tiffany said...

I love it!! And I have to add, I know covers sell from being a bookstore owner--this one is an eye-catcher:))

JustineDell said...

I LOVE that cover! It really pops! And how exciting that they took your suggestion ;-)

~JD

Chicki said...

Perfect cover! I'm glad they listened to you.

Liza said...

I'd grab that book right off the self. Great cover! Congratulations!

Jeanette Levellie said...

Darling cover, Jennifer! You haven't missed your calling; it's just taken a new form.

Congratulations on your latest book!

Jen

Joanne said...

Love is the best prescription! What a nice way to really put your stamp on your book, to have a say in the cover. Great job!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Very, very nice!! Congrats.

Rachael Johns said...

Ooh very cute!

Karen Lange said...

How exciting! It's very nice:) Like the color, too.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Thanks everyone!!

Julie Jarnagin said...

So cute!

Stephanie said...

I love it, Jennifer!

Cindy said...

Oh, I love it! It's really eye-catching, too. Yay!

Tiffany Neal said...

Oh! How exciting! A cover! And a beautiful one at that! Congrats!

Laura Marcella said...

Ooo, super exciting and great cover! If I ever need cover input, I know who to go to now! ;)

T. Anne said...

I LOVE it! Ack! October? I'm SO thrilled for you I can't even convey it properly!!! I cannot wait to read this. I really loved your last book too. I wish you much success!

Stephanie Newton said...

That green is my favorite color, ever. It looks fantastic!! Congrats!

Steph

Elle Strauss said...

I was under the impression the author had no input with cover design...so great they listened to you. Your cover is awesome!

Congrats!

Rula Sinara said...

Congrats! I absolutely love it.

Kristi said...

Love the cover!!! It definitely pops!

Kimberly Franklin said...

That cover is too cute!

Sarah Forgrave said...

Very cute! Congratulations!!

Jen said...

Jennifer this is amazing!!! What an adorable cover! I guess this is your second calling! I must say that I'd pick this book up in the store, definitely catches the eye!

Julie Musil said...

That cover is awesome! I love it. I agree with Jen, it's eye-catching for sure.

Diane said...

Awesome! Exciting! Can't wait!!!! :O)

Lisa_Gibson said...

It's adorable! Sounds like fun.

PatriciaW said...

Actually it's a very cute cover. Congratulations.

Laura Pauling said...

Awesome cover! And congrats! That's neat they used your idea.

Katie Ganshert said...

I love it!

Jemi Fraser said...

That's a terrific cover - you're very lucky :)

Carolyn V. said...

Oh I love it! It's so awesome! =)

Sandy Shin said...

Oh wow, congrats! It's such a cute cover.

Renee said...

What a great cover! You did good.

Heather Sunseri said...

Very nice! I love it. Congrats on such a great cover.

Linda Kage said...

Love the cover!! Very classy.

R.M.Gilbert said...

Jennifer, I know I've said so already, but your cover is great. Congratulations!

And since I missed last weeks winners announcement, just wanted to add a quick, congrats, to the ladies who won Stephanie's awesome giveaway.

Lynn said...

Terrific cover. I really like the shade of green. October is going to be a great reading month!

Natalie said...

That is a cute cover! You've got skills.

Marianne Arkins said...

It's gorgeous!!! YAY!

patti said...

Yah-hoo!
Can you believe I just got three cover options on The Rhythm of Secrets. Kregel is also listening to MY input!!!

So good to be back at this great blog! LOVE it!

P

Jennifer Shirk said...

Thanks, everyone!!

Patti: I can't wait to see your cover!!

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

WOOHOOOO!!!! That's awesome! Congratulations!

Janna Qualman said...

It is an AWESOME cover. Congrats, Jennifer!

Jill Kemerer said...

I love it!! You ARE a genius! :) Congratulations!

Jaime said...

Love it! :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Oooo, congrats & kudos!!

Jen Chandler said...

That's awesome! I've heard the opposite, of publishers not listening to the authors about covers (which I think is so wrong). I'm glad to hear a good story about covers and see a good one come out of it!! Congratulations!

Jen

Lindsey Edwards said...

I like this cover and the color really draws the eye!

Mary Aalgaard said...

I think it's great. It does really pop. How exciting!

Plamena said...

Hi! I'm a pharmacist student and writing a book on the side so this made my heart flutter : P