Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Nightmare Factory Cover Reveal!!!

Ok, so as we're doing the theme 'firsts' this month, I thought it would be the perfect time to reveal my first ever book cover!!! Due out 3rd May 2012!

Front and back (Click on image to see larger version)





Front







When I received the proofs for The Nightmare Factory cover through my letterbox, I actually screamed. This was the big moment which made everything feel REAL. I was actually going to have a book published!!! I started imagining it on shelves and in shop windows. The first thing I did (after doing a happy dance all over the house of course) was to fold one up and put it around an actual book. You know, just to see what it was going to look like!

I had been told by my agent and other authors that Orchard Books always created amazing covers, but I still had no idea what to expect with my own cover. What if I hated it? What if I didn’t think they’d got the characters right? I’d seen an earlier version and had asked them to brighten the colours. What if they were still too dull? There were so many worries. Thankfully, I LOVE it with a capital L. The colours, the design, the font, everything. But maybe I’m slightly biased, what do you guys think?

13 comments:

  1. It's a great cover, sounds like a great book too!

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  2. Congratulations! The cover looks fab. It sounds deliciously scary! Can't wait to read it. X

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  3. Thanks soooo much guys :) Glad you like it! X

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  4. Love it! It catches my attention.

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  5. It looks great Lucy - really creepy!

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  6. That's a GRAB ME cover if I ever saw one, Luce! CONGRATS!

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  7. Wow, thank you so much everyone for the comments :D

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  8. Oh my gosh!!! Fantastic cover....I've said it before, I know, but, this is the kind of cover we can hold up for kids and...let the stampede begin. 'Course it's always nice to get a book talk in there, lol. CONGRATS!

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  9. Love! Love! Love!
    All that red and black and the dynamic pose of the cover character = WIN

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