After a Facebook post made by a fellow author in which she lambasted the silly cover someone put on Stephen King’s Carrie, I began pondering how books–especially bestsellers that stay on the market for a long time (Carrie is 47 years old now, dontcha know)–go through many iterations of covers. It made me realize that, other than my three latest books, only one of my novels has not seen a new cover during its lifetime (and it’s got a redo coming soon). Thinking thusly made me wax nostalgic, so I thought I’d take you all on a walk down memory lane.
I think the best place to start is with the original covers that need the least explaining as to why they got switched, so Icarus is up first. Just give me a second to go hunting through my tickle trunk to see if I can find the very first versions…
I truly love the covers for the Icarus books, but I’ve recently realized that they have fallen behind in what the market expects on the cover of an urban fantasy novel, so I am currently in the process of updating them. Keep your eye on my blog for the big cover reveal. Until then, watch this space for the progression of my other books and, while you’re here, why not leave a comment and tell me about some of your favourite or least favourite book covers? I’d love to hear what you have to say.
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See you next time!