Thursday, April 28, 2011

THE HALO CHRONICLES: THE GUARDIAN (The Big Cover Reveal)


I’ll share more about my cover designer, and how the design came into being next week (5/5).
Your Turn: What do you think? Can it compete with New York covers?
                    Record your answer in the poll below.

**Please note, starting 5/1 this blog will post every Thursday and the first Friday of the month**
Thursday 5/5 – My Cover uncovered, plus my self-pub learnings and TO DO list
First Love Friday 5/6 – HAVEN author, Kristi Cook shares her tale of teenage love

17 comments:

Melissa Landers said...

Woot! I get to be the first to comment on your awesome cover! It all ties together perfectly: the tagline, the tiny angel wings in the upper right corner, and the light illuminating Mr. Blond and Gorgeous. Love it.

Anonymous said...

The angel wings icon looks like a female body part to me. I would give that some more work.

Carey_Corp said...

Thanks anonymous. I can't say I thought about that before-but now that you mention it, I CAN'T stop seeing it. That'll get tweaked. ;)

Abigail Sharpe said...

Very romantic. I didn't notice they were angel wings - I thought it was a heart with an interesting design. *laugh* (Course, if I had thought about it... halo... wings... heaven sent. Yeah.)

I love the light shining on the guy.

Heather Bitzer said...

I like his body language. The hands in the pockets, subtle slouch, and half smile all say, "Yeah, I'm hot, but you have a chance!" Nicely done.

Clover Autrey said...

It's a great cover. Guy kinda looks like Sam on Glee, so should perk up a lot of interest from young people.

Good luck with going Indie! I'm thinking of going this route as well.

Carey_Corp said...

@ Abigail Sharpe, @Heather Bitzer- Thanks!

@Clover Autrey - I love Sam, despite his trouty mouth.

J.A. Templeton said...

Great cover! The hero reminds me of Zac Efron...with bleached hair. Wishing you mega sales! :)

Robin Haseltine said...

This is a terrific cover. Great model. Wonderful staging very suggestive of what we'll find inside. Also a great tag line. Great job!!!

J. Coleman said...

I think the cover is perfect, with the exception of the wings in the upper corner. You're right, you can't stop noticing them now. I think splitting them apart would help, but you're guy is perfect, and the shaft of light behind him gives him the "heaven sent" approach. Best of luck.

Becke Davis said...

Carey - I think your cover is a winner, and the model is perfect for the book. The problem isn't whether the cover can compete, but whether the marketing and distribution can compete. This isn't just an issue for small pubbed and self pubbed authors, though. I know a lot of mid-list authors with big New York publishers who don't always get the benefit of end cap or face-out placement in book stores, even with the backing of a major publisher. It's a real crap shoot.

The benefit of self publishing, now that it has gained acceptance with readers, is you are free to be creative in your approach to marketing, and you aren't stuck sitting back and letting someone else make these decisions for you. It's a brave new world out there, and I wish you lots of success!

Sara and Staci said...

Great cover! Nice job :)

Carey_Corp said...

Thanks to everyone for their positive comments. The Poll is showing 77.4% think the cover can compete with NY published books. I'll take those odds. Gladly. ;)

Anonymous said...

The cover has great elements, like the model and the tagline. But, I don't like the font/type treatment. It looks amateur and 'homemade'. Sorry, but I'd love to see you succeed so just giving you my 2 cents. I totally judge a book by it's cover and tho the guy is HOT, I feel the story would be just 'eh'.

Theresa Ragan said...

Well done! I love everything about this cover. This cover is heaven sent! Definitely does NOT look homemade. The guy is super cute! And your story sounds wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Who is the guy in the cover? Best cover ever

CareyCorp said...

He's a stock photo cover model. LOL! Wait till you see the cover of the sequel THE KEEPER. We're doing a shoot with a local actor and he's adorable!

BIG reveal around the new year.