Tuesday, March 9, 2010


It's a mixed front today: on the one hand, exciting news that I'll get a sneak peek at the book-trailer-in-progress from the amazing team at Penguin, on the other that pesky cold I thought I'd sent packing has come back with a vengeance. Headache, sniffles, fever - you are not making my happy.

Since we're waiting to see the Nightshade cover, I thought it might be fun to take a look at another cover story. This video is so cool:

What are some of your favorite covers? What makes a good book cover?


  1. That video is TOO cool. I loved seeing the step-by-step process.
    Hope you get better soon. :(

  2. Wow that's a lot of work! I just entered into a contest to make a book cover for a 2010 release @ Princess Bookie. Since I don't have the degree or technology for such a fancy look my book cover is much simpler than the Blameless cover;) Dang I should have made the cover for Nightshade. Well next time.

  3. I want to watch... GOtta wait till I get home though.

    As for what makes a good cover, I'd say a bit of mystery. I don't like covers in which an actual person is depicted. It takes away from the fun of imagination with a character. I like covers that allude to something rather than reveal too much.