Monday, 2 March 2009

I Thought I Thaw A Book Cover


The cover proofs for my novel arrived yesterday. I stuck one onto a copy of Meg Rosoff's How I Live Now (hoping that some of the bestsellerliness would rub off, perhaps, but mainly because the spine width was about right...sorry, Meg Rosoff, I shall restore your book to it's full glory when I've had my fun).

I took photos of the book from all angles, including lined up with some of my favourite YA titles (I was rubbing shoulders with Jaclyn Moriarty, Joanna Nadin, Luisa Plaja, Jennifer Donnelly - oh it was a right good gas). The book and I went around the house together, finding different places for it to sit and have its photo taken. All the normal possibilities exhausted, I put it in the freezer - remembering that episode of Friends where Joey / Rachel put The Shining / Little Women in there when things got too scary / emotional.

It looks pretty good there amongst the frozen calamari and the Calippos.

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14 comments:

Luisa Plaja said...

Ooh, it looks fabulous, and I'm completely honoured that it may have rubbed (cold) shoulders with my book.

bluestate said...

Oh you're so cute! :D

Geraldine Ryan said...

Brilliant, Emily!

Samantha Tonge said...

It looks fab!

Sam

Sarah Stovell said...

It looks proper grand.

Sasch said...

LOVE IT! Next photo challenge: a candle lit bubble bath for the book. A romantic stroll along the beach at sunset perhaps?!

x

Nik's Blog said...

It looks fantastic! Whoop!

Nik

Keris said...

Congratulations! Gorgeous cover! :)

Caro said...

It looks great! Congrats!

CarolineG said...

I'm just wondering how you can bear to put it down and stop stroking the book in order to move it around the house. Or are you doing it simultaneously?
I'm sure I would definitely find a way to do both.

What a lovely cover!

myshittytwenties said...

I am so happy to find your blog Emily. Another Mummy who writes called Emily! Congratulations on the novel, fingers crossed I will get published one day. I really want to write for children too, you are a true inspiration.

Em x

Emily Gale said...

Thank you, lovely people, for your kind words.

As my publisher have sent me a few cover proofs, I'm trying to think of inventive things to do with them, so watch this space for more freezer-type action (but not oven, or the lovely embossed glossy bits might melt!).

Penni said...

Great cover. Great title.

Emily Gale said...

Thank you! The title was a very painful birth so I'm always happy when people like it.