Jessie: Snowbound in New Hampshire where the puppy keeps insisting on going outside anyway!
One of the many fun parts for me of the publishing process is getting a first look at a cover for one of my books. It always seems like such a long time between the time a book is proposed to an editor and when it actually releases to the public that all the little steps along the way feel so encouraging. Sort of like adding a stripe to a scarf one is knitting. It doesn’t mean the project is ready to wear just yet but it makes one feel progress is being made.
With that in mind it is my pleasure to share the cover for the third Beryl and Edwina Mystery with all of you! I think the colors are cheerful to behold in the depths of winter and the whole thing is rather eye-catching.
Readers, I’d love to hear what sorts of covers attract your attention when browsing bookshelves and online book vending sites. Writers, how do you feel about the cover process?
Congrats on getting to this stage of the pregnancy of your book! Can’t wait for the birth announcement. 🤗 I’m attracted to bright, cheery covers, titles with punny names, and cats. Light-hearted cozies are my escape.
Thnaks, Ginny! It is rather like awaiting a new baby! It does take a bit longer though!
I love your new cover! I do my own covers, so I’m sure my process is quite different than yours. At times it’s fun, at other times it’s a drag. Just like writing the book, really!
I can see how it could be a somewhat different experience to be in charge of your own covers It could be very rewarding sometimes, I should think!
I love the cover, Jessie, and I feel the same way about mine!
Thanks, Edith! Your covers have always been lovely!
I love the cover. I am attracted to covers with bright colors and art that tells me a little bit of what I can expect in the story. That’s why I love cozy covers!
Thanks, Christi! I like the cover to give a sense of the story too!
That is so cute, I love a good cover! Good ones that face out or spines with good color or font have made me grab many a book to look at that I may not have normally seen.
That is just what writers and publishers are hoping for! Thanks for letting me knpw that this one met the mark!
Colorful covers get my attention.
Oh my goodness, what a cover! The colours and the picnic say Spring!
I must admit that the first thing, other than the author, that draws me to a book is the cover. I have tried to break that habit, but it is hard!
I am so excited about this new book and cannot wait to see what adventures they have!
I am so pleased to hear you like it, Deb! The book starts on the first of June so the spring-like cover is accurate to the story!
Covers where it shows something of the story (like this and this is fun!) rather than stock photos with a dog/cat/person stuck in front!
Thanks! I think it is a fun one too! And I agree about the cover reflecting the story, or at least the tone of the story!
Covers really attract me to cozies. I love this type of cover – the colors, the tone it sets, and the fact that we can see the main characters — it says so much about what’s inside. It’s a really great cover and certainly makes me want to read the book! Congratulations!
Thanks, Korina! It sounds like the cover is doing its job!
LOVE the cover for “Murder Cuts the Mustard” and can’t wait to read more adventures of Beryl and Edwina!
I’m drawn by the colors and content of a cover. I think that’s why I love cozy covers so much. They tell a story and it’s fun to look for little clues to the what’s inside.
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Thanks so much, Kay! I can’t wait for the book to be available to all of you! I keep almost saying things that happen in it on FB posts or in my newsletter!
Great cover! Seeing the cover for my book is the first step in making it feel “real” for me.
Thanks, Liz! I agree about a cover making the book feel real!
I love your covers for this series, Jessie! They standout and are fabulous. I’m so happy for you!
Thanks, Sherry! I am glad you think they stand out!
I love it! The palette is really wonderful, and the images are great. I also LOVE the title!
Thanks, Julie! I love the title too!
Love that cover!
Is there a release date yet?
Thanks, Mark! Yes there is a date! October 29, 2019! Thanks for asking!
I love your covers so much that when Kensington asked me for ideas for Jane Darrowfield, Professional Busybody, I said, “I like Jessica Ellicott’s.”
That is about the nicest compliment for the covers I can imagine! Thanks so much, Barb!
I too enjoy bright colorful covers. I like animals on the cover if they are in the book. They don’t have to have a major role just being a character’s pet is enough. I don’t need plot points on the cover but I hate when they don’t agree with the story. Like romance stories that have the wrong hair color on the lovers on the cover.
It is jarring when the cover doesn’t match the insides!
A book cover is a promise of what’s inside. And you keep those promises. Lovely cover, wonderful series.
Thanks so much for your kinds words, Connie! I really appreciate hearing them!
If it looks cheerful and fun it will join the other 6413 in my Kindle app file.
It sounds like you find a lot of books to have cheerful and fun covers! What a reading list!
Not ALL are cheerful and fun, but when going through all the FREE BOOKS sites, those are the ones I tend to snap up. Other books in the queue include “Please read my book and tell me what you think.” Since I tend to edit as I read (hold-over from my proof reading days), reading is NOT a quick and easy process.
Love this cover as much as I have those of your previous books. They brighten up my bookshelves and are such a pleasure to look at. Like mini works of art.
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