Tuesday, March 18, 2008

ISBN

I was initially a little disappointed to discover that my editor's warning was correct: they changed my book cover. (I'm not sure specifically who "they" are, which is probably as it should be.) I liked the original cover so much. But the current one is probably truer to the contents of the book--in spite of the fact that no one in the book takes an airplane.

Anyway, I discovered the cover change because I decided to search myself on the CFP website and, for the first time, there I was! Books are still not orderable, but look, I have an ISBN number.

13 comments:

heather said...

I have to tell you--I wasn't a fan of the first cover, but I really, really like this one. Although, I agree, it would probably be a little better if the shadow looked a little more human and a little less mechanical.

Jenn said...

Heather--well that's cool. It's also good to know we're not total clones of each other . . . I was starting to wonder . . . ;)

I think the airplane is alluding to the ideas of "international" and "travel" and "refugee," but the fact is that the refugees in the story didn't fly.

Christianne said...

I'm with Heather: I really like this cover, too. And I didn't realize that was supposed to be an airplane. I thought it was the shadow of a human stretching out their arms, in place of the tree trunk.

Jenn said...

Christianne--I'm pretty sure it isn't, but that's a cool and ironic take, the significance of which you will understand all the more if you read (and finish) the book.

Anonymous said...

I don't know, I kind of liked the BIG FACE with the EYE on the cover.

Bryan

Annelise said...

I think the new one better depicts the story.

The Cubicle Reverend said...

I liked thie first cover, but I think this one is better.

Jenn said...

Bryan--heh.

Mom--yep.

CubeRev--that's cool.

;)

jasdye said...

i'd like this one better if it looked like something. or like a better version of airplane/person-with-arms-up.

as it is, it looks like a model airplane.

but, hey, your ready to be published! you go, gurl!

cmh said...

very cool congratulations

L.L. Barkat said...

That's strange. Exactly how does this happen? Is it a digital book?

Jenn said...

cmh--thanks

LL--I'm not sure what you're asking. The book is not in print yet, so I guess they're still playing around with the cover.

And . . . this is just in: according to my sources/editor, the airplane is coming off.

Llama Momma said...

I love the review by your grandma. :-)

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