So this is what Gerry put up on her myspace blog yesterday!
Hey there!I'm back from Washington, D.C., tired but jazzed. I loved meeting fellow authors and fans that bought my book at the literacy signing. It was so cool. I also met with my editor. We talked about changing the covers on the Glory books.
What makes you pick up a book? The romance buyer at Borders insists that romance readers still love the hunk covers. You know, the guy without a shirt and ripped abs. I admit, he does make me stop and look. But does he make me BUY the book? Usually it's the title and the back cover blurb that has to intrigue me enough to head to the register. So far, all my Glory books have had a similar look, on purpose. You know when you see them that these are going to be fun reads(I hope!). The titles too should at least make you giggle. So would the hot guy do that for you?
This is important. Now the February cover is already done. It's the cute thing again, Glory with Valdez. But this is for the one in November, 2010. Title's still being discussed, but we're thinking maybe torso, no shirt for the guy, low rise jeans with a bat belt buckle. Darker color in the background. I don't know. Are there too many of those out there already? I'm perplexed. I need your thoughts. You are the ones who pay your hard earned dollars to read these things. Maybe the cover isn't that important to you, because, thank goodness, I've got you here which means I've hooked you a little bit already. Yay! But if you'd never heard of the series...
Think about it, get back to me. I want to hear from you. Oh, and keep checking out the new fan sites, both here on Myspace and on the web. Dani and Heather are busy creating new stuff for you to enjoy. From the questions of the day to a recipe for Blueberry spaghetti(huh?). Remember, I write fiction, people. Anyway, it's all fun.
Love ya all!
Anyone else out there peeved that Border's is trying to make everyone a cookie cutter shape! I swear If this was my book I would make it some abnormal shape That wouldn't fit on the shelf right! What makes them think that all women want to see is a hunky male body! I bet it was a MAN that said this! Just like it was a Man that made a Bra!!! I don't get it at all!!! Let's all go buy our books from amazon! I mean don't get me wrong if the cover did change I would still buy the book to read but I would have to make a book cover of my own to paste to it because it just wouldn't be the same! They did the same thing with the Undead series! After so many books they got to her and she changed the cover! Just wasn't the same! With cartoons you can still have a choice of what someone looks like in your head but you put a real person on the front then that is what you think about! It happened with Twilight! Edward now looks like RPattz to me now! Not that it is a bad image but I like the images in my head of the men in Glory's life and I would like to keep it that way! What do you think?Dani