Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Ta daaaaaaaaa!


Want to know what's freaky?

a) This is pretty much how I always imagined my book cover would look but my publishers came up with it all on their own-some.

b) That street looks so much like my street that if you were to go through that door on the left, up the stairs and turn left that's pretty much my flat that Lucy (main character) is standing in!

When it's printed and a proper book (rather than a flat image) there will be glitter/sparkes in the sky and Spot UV (which I think is a kind of printing technique that makes certain bits of the illustration stand out/adds texture) but yep, this is pretty much what my book is going to look like :)


What do you think?

43 comments:

Cathy said...

Love it!

Captain Black said...

Fantastic. Shall I add this to the NR publications gadget?

L-Plate Author said...

Oh mate, it's lovely. It is something that I would have loved if I was writing women's fiction still. That's the only downside of writing crime, no girlie covers!

You did well to put a smile on my face today, as I'm still suffering. Hope book two is still coming on nicely too.

Congratulations again x

Lane said...

Wow!
Love the bright blue colour against the houses and love the font.
You must be thrilled that they came up with something so like you imagained in the first place.

Karen said...

Cally, that's gorgeous - just my kind of cover :o)) It does seem almost real now!

Helen said...

I LOVE it! Reminds me of Lisa Jewell's covers (I think). People are going to snap it up!

HelenMHunt said...

I think it's fantastic, and like Lane said, it's so great that it IS how you imagined it. You must be so thrilled.

Sarah*G* said...

Oh. My. Gosh. I love it! It definitely looks like something I would buy and that friends of mine would buy. You must be so happy with it! Roll on October. I am glad I pre ordered it as I may not be in the UK and I don't think a US deal has been struck...yet.

Debs said...

Such a gorgeous cover, I love it.

It's definately one of those covers that will grab attention, so beautiful.

Can't wait to see it in the shops. x

Paige said...

I abso-f***ing-lutely LOVE IT! It's perfect! That's exactly the kind of cover that would make me pick up a book. I think they've got it spot on. Fantastic! Can't wait to add it to my bookshelf.

KayJay said...

SPARKLES!! I love it. How totally fab you must feel, I'm so pleased for you!

Keris said...

I love it too. I would totally pick that up in a shop. Can't wait to read it.

Rochelle Michael said...

That looks like a book that I would definitely pick up!! I love the little cityscape in the background too. Congratulations :-)

Gonna be a writer said...

veeerrrry nice!!!

joesanchez said...

Congrats

Kate Lord Brown said...

Brilliant *big smile* so thrilled for you. Can't wait to see it on the shelves x

Queenie said...

Gorgeous. Especially the curly-wurly capital letters. Surely that stuff in the sky will be stars?

Adam said...

Yay, lovely! :-)

ChrisH said...

How great does that feel?? Congratulations, it looks fab - and I agree with Helen about the Lisa Jewell resemblance (and I love her books) - t would make me pick it up.

Tam said...

I luvs it :-)

joesanchez said...

Your cover really does suit you isn't that funny although I don't know you something comes across as it yours and only yours.

JJ Beattie said...

Oh Cally, it's gorgeous. It reminds me of Lisa Jewell too. I'm so pleased you're pleased.

Amber Lynae said...

It is great. It would make me stop and pick it up.

liz fenwick said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!
lx

Gem said...

It looks amazing! It looks like just the kind of book that used to fly off the shelves when I worked in the library!

Well done you!

Fionnuala Kearney said...

Its is a thing of beauty....Fx

Leatherdykeuk said...

How super!

SueG said...

It's fantastic and incredibly exciting! Congrats!!

Ellie said...

Very cool! Love the stars...

Calistro said...

Thank you all SO MUCH for your lovely comments. I'm really touched and they mean the world to me! :)

A big I AGREE to everyone who commented that it looks like a Lisa Jewell book! That was the first thing that hit me and I was delighted as she's my favourite chicklit writer of all time and I love her book covers.

Don't know how I'm going to cope waiting until October to get a copy of the finished book in my hands :)

Calistro said...

p.s. I'm so excited by the comments that it looks like a book you'd pick up in a bookshop or a library. Ooooh I soooo hope people do :)

Calistro said...

Captain - If you could that would be wonderful. Thank you :)

Calistro said...

LPlate - So sorry to hear you're still suffering love :( I've been thinking about you and sending you 'get well soon' vibes x

Calistro said...

Paige - Your comment made me grin my head off. As something of a chicklit expert I'm so glad you think it looks like a book you'd pick up :)

Bernadette said...

I think it looks fab, Cally. Just my sort of cover - especially with sparkly bits!

B said...

yep. looks good. and thanks to everyone who said lisa jewell - i couldn't think of who it was reminding me of!

i have been looking forward to reading it. but i think my sis will love it too. i will get her a copy for christmas :)

Lucy Diamond said...

Oh, it's beautiful! What a lovely cover. It's going to sell bucketloads, I can tell already! xx

pierre l said...

I had a small disappointment at the weekend when bookdepository claimed they were ready to ship my copy (I am not even sure that you have finished reading the proofs yet). They then realised they'd made a mistake so they cancelled my pre-order. I have pre-ordered it again!
It looks absolutely magnificent and I shall be going to wherever you have a book signing in due course. Such a long time to wait, but well worth it.

womagwriter said...

Looks great, I love it!

Jumbly Girl said...

It's gorgeous! Definitely a thing of beauty, can just see it flying off the shelves

Leigh said...

I think if that were your street, the houses would be at a 45° angle!

I also think it's a fab cover. How exciting!!!!

She Means Well... said...

Congratulations on your lovely new cover... ...must feel like seeing your baby graduate.

Has anyone told you it has your eyes?

jh said...

So Lisa Jewell! But very 'you' too, by the sounds of your house. Congrats. It looks great! J XX