Book cover – revealed
And here we are, at the end of the journey.
All told, it took less than three weeks for Nadica to create this cover for me, from first sketch to final artwork, with several changes – a couple big ones – along the way. As usual, I thoroughly enjoyed working with her, and I look forward to our next cover together.
Interested in seeing her work? I originally found her through Deviant Art, and fell in love with the sense of movement in her work, and the fine detail. You can check out her gallery here. She does beautiful work, is a dream to collaborate with, and I am so grateful we connected.
Okay – the moment you’ve been waiting for. *Drumroll*
Here is the final cover art for Annie’s Song:
There were a few changes – and yes, some apologies on my end. But Nadica, always gracious, said it was no problem, and gave me this gorgeous, jaw dropping piece of artwork that I can call my very own. *happy sigh*
It fits perfectly with my other covers, and introduces Annie in beautiful, vibrant color.
Now my fab cover designer, Christine, will do her magic, turning it into the perfect ebook and paperback cover.
So, there you have it, the journey of a book cover. I have been fortunate – I found an artist who is not only incredibly talented, but also respects deadlines. I plan on keeping her.
Remember to leave a comment on this post, and you will have a chance to win an advance copy of Annie’s Song for your ereader, and some exclusive swag!
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Thank you for hanging out with me this week. I hope you enjoyed this behind the scenes peek at what goes into creating a book cover.
See you soon, and until next time – read on.
Posted on February 27, 2013, in For your reading pleasure - book reviews and tagged Annie's Song, book cover art, Cate Dean, ebook giveaway, The Claire Wiche Chronicles. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.