Monday, January 04, 2010

Behold: My Cover!


I had Blogger open all morning, waiting for inspiration to strike for a new post. I had nothing.

And then my editor sent THIS, and I knew it would suffice: the cover for Band of Sisters.

Isn't it cool? I had even suggested something with five women's hands together somehow.

This is a record for me: I got to keep the title I submitted (one my husband came up with, because I'm terrible at titles, but this one just fits) and the cover is essentially what I suggested. Wowzers!

This book will be on shelves in a mere TWO MONTHS! I've been waiting a long time for this one, so I'm very excited.

I'm also proofing the final galleys right now (about halfway through as I type this), so the timing of getting to see it this morning is perfect.

In summary: Squeeee!

36 comments:

Heather B. Moore said...

Yeah, I love it!

Stephanie Black said...

Awesome, Annette! And I'm impressed that you suggested the idea for the cover.

Terri Ferran said...

Great cover! Good luck proof-reading.

Julie Wright said...

awesome brilliant cover!!!!! congratulations!

Jewel's Gems said...

Nice!!! Congratulations:-)

Kristina P. said...

I love it, Annette! So fitting!

Erin said...

That is a beautiful cover! I am so excited for you!

Heffalump said...

Awesome! I can't wait to read it!

Cheri Chesley said...

I'm just gonna say WOW. When I clicked the link and went to the page, the first thing I saw was the cover. It's fantastic. Well done!

Sarah M Eden said...

I love it, Annette!! Huzzah!

wonder woman said...

Oohhh! That's gorgeous and definitely something that would catch my eye. I almost always judge a book by it's cover. ;o)

Jessica G. said...

I'd squeeee with you but I'm too busy grumbling over editing...why is it that the lines I love don't seem to fit in anymore? It's like cutting off a finger!

Jessica G. said...

Okay, grumbling over...
I like the new cover! Definitely eye-catching!

wendy said...

THAT is just totally awesome --the title and the cover.

you should be squeeeling

Laura said...

It's ingenious! Can't wait to see it in person.

L.T. Elliot said...

It's GORGEOUS, Annette! I love it! Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

MommyJ said...

Yay!!! It's truly lovely. :)

Rebecca Talley said...

Beautiful! Congrats!!!

Luisa Perkins said...

Squee, indeed! It's gorgeous. I've always loved that title. Can't wait to read it!

Lara said...

That is such a wonderful cover...very modern and really makes me want to open that book up and see what's inside!

2 months you say?

Rebecca Irvine said...

Great cover--it really supports the title. I see a nomination for LDSP's cover contest for 2010!

Jen said...

perfect!

Amanda D said...

That's so exciting, Annette! I got a Deseret Book gift card for Christmas, and I'm saving it for this book. Can't wait!

Michele Holmes said...

Having read this fantastic book, I can say the cover is PERFECT! Yay for author input :)

Marcia Mickelson said...

It's so lovely. I really love it.

Melanie J said...

That cover ROCKS!

DeNae said...

Absolutely fabulous. I'm not even kidding; I love it.

One Cluttered Brain said...

Beautiful Cover! And you got to pick it or suggest it? Brilliant!
Titles are hard to pick! You say it's out in 2 months? Will it be out by MAr 27th? That's my birthday--maybe I should start hinting to my hubby to buy Annette Lyon's latest book...:) in 2 months of course--You getting a book trailer with it too? Or are book trailers just coming out? i really like that idea though.

Jillybean said...

Looks great!

JustRandi said...

Beautiful!!!
Congratulations!!

Charlie Moore said...

Annette,

This title made me think of time out for women. Best of luck with this one. Sounds like it will be a big seller for you.

Regards,

Charlie

kanishk said...

a beautiful cover! I am so excited for you!

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That Girl said...

Perfection!

I think I'm as excited as you are. For serious.

CaJoh said...

How cool is that. Love the fact your cover turned out in a way you wanted. Now I can't wait until the book comes out.

Thanks for sharing,

Terresa said...

One word: gorgeous!

And the black and white image is just perfection!

Congrats!!

Shanda said...

Congratulations, Annette, this cover is wonderful. Can't wait to read it! We'll have to get you back on the podcast after it's released :).

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