Last week I got an email from my wonderful editor Megan, telling me my cover flats were coming!
Great! I replied. I then immediately emailed my fellow Kensington author Kimberly Killion and asked her what the heck I was supposed to do with said cover flats. Basically, give them away, she explained. In case you don’t understand, the cover flats are the cover of the book… flattened. Apparently, authors give them out as gifts, or send them to book buyers, or attach them to arcs (copies of the book) that are sent to book reviewers.
When the cover flats arrived, I admit I felt sick to my stomach. A good sick. With trembling fingers I opened the envelope. They’re gorgeous! Even better than I imagined! To actually be able to hold something tangible, with embossed lettering and everything, well the feeling is amazing. It’s real!
Unfortunately, I can’t post a picture of my cover flats as we are between homes and I can’t find the cord to my digital camera. But, I can post a picture of the lovely bookmarks I just ordered! My talented cousin Aaron designed them for me and they should be arriving next week!
Next up, copy edits! Scary!
Congradulations. This is fantasic. Good luck, and you book souns great.
Awesome bookmarks! You are very lucky to have a cousin with such talent! I can’t wait to get my hands on your book…. is it November yet? Amy
What a hot cover, Lori!!! I love it.
It’s a beautiful cover especially for a first book!
It was a bit of a challenge coming up with the bookmark, since we only had a cover jpeg with type on it to work with. But I think having to crop so closely to the characters really grabs the eye, much like he’s grabbing her stomach.
It’s too bad you had to cut out her hand…you remember where that was! 😉
I should have had you make a bookmark with just her hand near his bulging manhood. Now that would get attention.
I am so happy for you!!!
Yeah, but if we cropped it that way, you could get arrested for handing out the bookmarks near schools!
Congratulations on becoming a published author. This is a dream many people dream about but never achieve.
YAY congrats on the cover flats!!!
Thanks so much everyone! You guys are awesome. Just to make it clear, its not the actual book, but just the cover.
Okay, back to reading my edits. One last chance to change stuff, then it goes to print! Scary!
Bulging manhood? Snort. Love the bookmarks. You did a great job!
Hey, thanks for the link to your favorite artist! 🙂 Amy
I love the bookmark! Congrats on the cover flats!
Thank you Lori and congrats to the other two winners.