Thursday, February 07, 2008

Under Cover

So, I don't care what people say, you can sooooo judge a book by its cover. Or at least I do. I'm sure that I've passed up a ton of great books because their covers didn't grab me, but I guess that's my loss. (Or really, the author's loss because he or she didn't get the sale.) But I am a total sucker for a good, clean, grabby cover - if it nabs my attention, I'll likely pick it up, and if I pick it up and read the back and it sounds appealing, bam, I'll buy it.

So, it's with GREAT excitement that I received the cover for Time of My Life today. Because I LOVE IT!!! This is totally a book that I would reach for in the bookstore, and I'm just over the moon about it. While it's not a literal interpretation of an anecdote from the book, it really does convey the spirit of the words inside, and that's really what a good cover should do.

Swoon. Check it out! I'm in love!

24 comments:

antcheese3 said...

Allison:
Saw your facebook post about your new cover and came to check it out. I love the cover! Congrats!
Can't wait to read the book.

Kris

Trish said...

Love it, A! It's very cool. I would totally pick this book up, even without knowing you. :) Congrats!

Alison Ashley Formento said...

Oh, so whimsical and refreshing!
Fantastic cover!

Larramie said...

How magical! Allison, what's the secret? Both your book covers have shouted, "Pick me up!"

Amie Stuart said...

Oh Allison it's wonderful!! I love those bright pastels!

Trish Ryan said...

Oh-it's gorgeous! Seriously, you have the best book covers ever!

It will look great on my living room bookshelf :)

Tiffani said...

Very cool. It says "Pick me! You'll love me!" :-)

Jen A. Miller said...

Great cover!

Eileen said...

I LOVE this cover. It pulls the reader in completely- you become a part of the picture. I'm sold!

Sharon said...

I so love this cover!! I'm with you -- it's the book covers that grab me. Then if I look in the inside and it looks good, I'm sold.

I've read TDLF, so I know that the inside of this one will be good too. And now that we know that a lot of people will pick it up and look inside, it will only mean good things.

Congrats!

Sharon Anne Waldrop

jennsylvania said...

Another winner! Well done!

Patti said...

reminiscent of a sweeter time...

Joanne Rendell said...

it's beautiful. just like the last one! i'm so going to buy it

Allison Winn Scotch said...

Thank you, everyone! Patti- I love that..."a sweeter time." You nailed the whole idea of the book exactly.

Thanks again for sharing my excitement!

Irene S. Levine, PhD said...

What a great cover!
Makes you want to open it to get warm :-)

Best,
Irene
www.fracturedfriendships.com

Manic Mom said...

Allison--great cover! Perfect amount of pink, not too much. One thing I would request--make your name darker!!!

I notice on both covers--the scarves and winter theme. Does this one take place during the winter season?

Can you share a blurb yet with us?

Sarah Smiley said...

Allison, I LOVE this cover!!! It is fabulous. I know you are very excited!!

Allison Winn Scotch said...

Thanks, everyone!

MM - you know, that's so funny - I said the same thing to my editor: that it must be a requirement that all of my covers have girls wearing scarfs or something! No, it's actually NOT set in winter...I have no idea how the cover artists come up with cover ideas, but I'd love to hear why they do what they do. Hmmmm, maybe that would be a good interview for the blog.

Blurbs - they're coming! I just sent out initial emails to some authors yesterday, so hopefully, I'll have a few within a few weeks. (That is, of course, if they agree to read it AND they actually like it!)

The Writers' Group said...

It's gorgeous! It reminds me of making wishes. You do have the best covers.

Amy

Tammie said...

Allison it made me gasp - I absolutely love it!

And I feel the same way about the rest of your post in regards to passing up some great reads based on the covers.

I won't be passing this one up!

booklady said...

Oh, that's a WONDERFUL cover! I would definitely pick it up if I saw it in a bookstore. The publishing gods are smiling on you today. Or maybe just the art department.

booklady said...

Oh, that's a WONDERFUL cover! I would definitely pick it up if I saw it in a bookstore. The publishing gods are smiling on you today. Or maybe just the art department.

CINDY BOKMA said...

What a GREAT GREAT COVER! I just love it! Its beautiful, congrats. Cant wait to read it!!

xoxox
Cindy

Sarah/A Full Plate said...

Beautiful cover, Allison! I'm v-excited for you!