Friday, September 28, 2012

My new book cover! I'm jazzed!

Hi folks,

Awhile back, I posted that my new book, a YA titled MIRROR, MIRROR was coming soon. Well, it would have been out earlier, but my publisher asked me to wait a bit as they wanted to have an artist create the cover for it who was superb--the person who created the cover for the ARSON AND ASHES covers for Estevan Vega. I was more than happy to wait! And, now you see why. Below are the two covers they sent me to make my choice. I've already made it--actually, I bowed to my publisher, Aaron Patterson of StoneGate Publishing, to make the decision--he's got more marketing acumen than I'll ever have and I trust his judgment completely. I just wanted to show 'em to you (I loved both of them!) and see which one  you guys liked better.

For everyone who votes, I'll enter your names in a contest (fancy way of saying I'll stick slips of paper with your name on it and put it in a hat) and draw one and send that person a free copy.


I'll call the top one, MIRROR, MIRROR Cover #1 and the one below, MIRROR, MIRROR, Cover #2.

And, I'll announce here when it's available, which should be very soon!

Blue skies,
Les

Just learned that the designer is a book cover design firm named "Damonza." You can see other of their work at http://damonza.com/

P.S.S. The first person who identifies an anomaly in one of the covers will also receive a free copy. It's very hard to see... and it's on purpose...

30 comments:

Amanda Winfield said...
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Amanda Winfield said...

cover # 1

Scott Morales said...

Cover #2...love that image

Scott Morales said...

Cover #2...love that image

Maegan said...

I like #2... :)

Di Eats the Elephant said...

I'm with Amanda...cover #1...tho the second reminds me of a poem called Shattered Glass that i had when I was about that age....

M. Ray Robinson said...

Cover #2 - more unique and sticks with you more.

Ray

Unknown said...

#2!!!

Unknown said...

Cover #2!

Elizabeth said...

Cover #2.

Evil Maximus said...

MIRROR, MIRROR Cover #1

Maegan said...
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Maegan said...

in cover #2, in one of her faces, her eyes are blue. In the other they're brown--super cool!
Did I win?? I like to win. :)

Carson Flanders said...

Cover #1. Cool artwork on both.

Sabrina E. Ogden said...

Cover #2

Sabrina E. Ogden said...

Cover #2

Thomas Pluck said...

Cover #2 for sure.

John Chapman said...

I'll go for #2

Les Edgerton said...

Maegan got it (the anomaly). It has to do with the plot. The real person has brown eyes while her evil mirror twin has blue eyes...

I'll put all the names of folks who vote into a hat tomorrow and draw.

Thanks so much for your vote!

Andrez Bergen said...

Not sure if I'm too late, but I'd go with #3 as well.

Andrez Bergen said...

...err... #2. Sorry! ;)

Chelsea Meyers said...

Number 2

Neil said...

I have to disagree with the overwhelming support for #2. Sorry, folks, but #1 looks much more professional and engaging.

Neil said...

I have to disagree with the overwhelming support for #2. Sorry, folks, but #1 looks much more professional and engaging.

Les Edgerton said...

Good arguments, all! I'm extending this little contest until midnight tonight EST. Maegan Beaumont has already won one of the two contests by finding the anomaly, but still one open and the winner can choose ebook or print version.

Appreciate your votes!

S.B. Lerner said...

I vote for number 1,

The Teddy Bear Family said...

Number 2. Too bad I'm late reading this. I picked up the eyes, too, but thought the one pair of eyes were hazel, not brown. ;)

Les Edgerton said...

Teddy Bear--that's funny--to me as an "inside" joke. I told my son Mike when he was nearing dating age that he should never tell a girl she had beautiful brown eyes. Told him to always say, "beautiful hazel eyes..."

Les Edgerton said...

Just want to thank everyone who took the time to vote! Last night at midnight (well, around midnight...) I wrote all the names and put them in my deerslayer hat and drew one. The winner is... (drum roll)... AMANDA! And, Maegan earlier won the other copy by being the first to point out the anomaly in the second cover.

And, while there were good arguments for each cover, the publisher has chosen #2.

Again, thanks so much for your interest and participation! Amanda, let me know if you want the ebook copy or paperback, okay?

Blue skies,
Les

Les Edgerton said...

Just want to thank everyone who took the time to vote! Last night at midnight (well, around midnight...) I wrote all the names and put them in my deerslayer hat and drew one. The winner is... (drum roll)... AMANDA! And, Maegan earlier won the other copy by being the first to point out the anomaly in the second cover.

And, while there were good arguments for each cover, the publisher has chosen #2.

Again, thanks so much for your interest and participation! Amanda, let me know if you want the ebook copy or paperback, okay?

Blue skies,
Les