I’m not sure I’m allowed to be posting some of this stuff, but if you don’t tell, I won’t either, winks.
We’ll get to that in a moment.
First off, THANK YOU to everyone who made my new title and cover reveal such a success! Watching the tweets and retweets roll in, on such short notice, was amazing. Happy tears! So much gratitude for your wonderful efforts, for caring, for helping me out last minute, and for your kindnesses — not only my writing friends, but writers I didn’t know before today, and even complete strangers, jumped in to help!
Magic was in the air! I felt buoyed up by kindred spirits, all of us united over our love of books!
As some of you know, my cover reveal wasn’t supposed to happen until July 24th. But, someone at the publisher uploaded my cover by mistake. It seems once a cover is uploaded onto amazon.com, it spreads like wildfire.
Even I, myself, hadn’t seen the final mock up. Due to a few last minute changes, the cover on Amazon, Shelfari, and other assorted sites wasn’t even the final copy.
These things happen, sometimes. Here’s what it looked like:
I’m lucky my agents and my editor are so wonderful, and when I told them I’d like my name after my title, and the blurb below or on top of the book, they obliged. And the pink letters … hmmm … were returned back to the original yellow, for the final cover revealed today:
Now, so many of you loved the original title, The Patron Saint of Beans. A few writers even planned to start a letter writing campaign to St. Martin’s asking to keep it. : ) This next cover, for posterity, is for YOU (and you know who you are)!
Lastly, I was lucky to get a glimpse of my title page, one of the first pages you’ll see when you open the actual book. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked at the cool little griffin icon, or other publishers’ logos/icons, and dreamed of it being on a page of my own book, some day.
And even better yet, I have the image to share!
Thank you to everyone who made this day so special! All my friends, writing friends, our 2013 debut novels group The Lucky 13s, Mandy Hubbard, Bob Diforio, my agency siblings, everyone!
And you do know there are signed ARCs of If You Find Me for you to win, right?
You can enter here:
ARC Giveaway and Cover Interview written by my agent, Mandy Hubbard! Read about what she thought when she first read IYFM, her offer of representation, how the editor offers went down, etc!
ARC Giveaway and Author Interview at Tasha’s blog: patron saint of beans « Gypsyscarlett’s Weblog
ARC Giveaway and Cover Reveal at Kristi’s blog: The Story Siren
ARC Giveaway at Kari’s blog: A Good Addiction: Exclusive Cover + Title Reveal + Contest: Emily Murdoch’s Upcoming YA
Cover Reveal at Becky’s blog: Becky’s Book Reviews: Cover Reveal: If You Find Me
ARC Giveaway at Kerry’s blog: Free Arc Giveaway for “If You Find Me” | KerrySchafer.com
ARC Giveaway at Cate’s blog: Going from Nobody to Somebody: COVER REVEAL + Giveaway!
ARC Giveaway and Interview at Lisa’s blog: The Young Adult Connection: COVER REVEAL: If You Find me by Emily Murdoch
Cover Reveal at fellow Lucky 13’er, Elsie Chapman’s, blog: emily murdoch « Elsie Chapman
(And while you’re at Elsie’s blog, check out the recently revealed cover to her amazing 2013 debut, DUALED!)
Cover Reveal at Katie’s blog: Breath of Books: Cover: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
Cover Reveal at Julie Butcher’s blog: Julie Butcher
“No man is poor, who has friends.” ~It’s A Wonderful Life
I’m surely the richest person in the world, today.