Sunday, February 21, 2010

Cover flats!

This is what I came home to, yesterday! Cover flats for my book!

For those who don't know, a cover flat is basically the book cover, without the book inside. It's used for promotional purposes, and has a section attached for book buyers (at bookstores) to know how to market said book. It's supposed to help them know how many they might want to order for their particular store.

And yes, if you can make it out, there is a blurb from Simon R. Green on the front, and blurbs from Anton Strout and Rob Thurman on the back. I'm giddy!

I've only got three, so I'm not sure what to do them. I know some authors do signed cover flat giveaways, but I wasn't sure if there'd even be an interest in that for mine. May be something I need to ponder.

In the meantime, it's snowing, my car window is stuck in the down position, and we have no groceries. It is possible we're eating ramen noodles today. Happy winter!


Jill Myles said...

I framed mine. They make lovely art to hang over my computer. :)

Robert W. Leonard said...

Congratulations! I'd do what Jill said and frame it. What a memory! At what point does it all start feeling REALLY real? Hah, holding your book cover in your hands has to up there. I wish you the best success with it. :)

HWPetty said...

So cool! You have to be so excited.

BeshterBooks said...

Should I send emergency relief packages of food from the warm state?

*ducks flying book cover flat*

And you all try to get me to move back there with you, *scoffs*. Go grocery shopping soon!

Imzadi Dragonfly said...

Definitely frame one. My two cents for the other two is to use them for contest prizes for the release or future contests.

Hope by now the car window has made it back in the up position and you have a plethora of groceries.