What is a cover reveal? I wasn’t sure when I was told that, as an author with a new book coming out, I should have one. So naturally I googled it. This is what one blogger said:
“A cover reveal is exactly what the name implies. It is a one day event that showcases your new book cover. Let’s face it, it’s exciting to see that new cover for the first time.”
They also said:
“Giveaways are optional, but they do increase participation from readers. Everybody loves free stuff. Especially free books, because books are awesome.”
Then they mentioned that the Cover Reveal package would cost me $55 and would I like to schedule?
Being cheap, I declined. Maybe I shouldn’t have; judging by the puny fan response to my Thunderclap Campaign (which continues through October 26 if you still want to support) a lot of my friends are busy with their own lives. I think that’s a good thing, even if it means there are less of you to join me seeing the new cover.
Is the blogger right? Do you think it’s exciting to see a book cover for the first time? I know it’s a thrill for me when I get it from the publisher, all shiny and new. I hope you feel the same.
And there is a giveaway. Guess which wonderful Leslie Cobb cat painting will be on the Cat’s Paw cover and win 2 signed copies of Cat’s Paw! Visit Leslie’s website at Cat Art by Leslie Cobb and check out all the possibilities. Comment your guess in the form below (or on the Facebook event page) by October 9th. I reveal the cover and notify the winners on October 10, 2016
Hint #1: It is one of Leslie’s 2008 – 2010 series.
Hint #2: There is only one cat in the painting.
Hint #3: They are often overlooked in shelters.
I want to thank Leslie Cobb, Cat Artist, whose gorgeous and poignant paintings are featured on the Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery series’ covers. Her work adds so much to mine, and I hope you check out her website for even more beautiful cat paintings and prints.
Cat’s Paw, the new Lynley Cannon Crazy Cat Lady cozy mystery, will be launching November 10th. If you’re in Portland, join me at Another Read Through independent bookstore, 3932 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227 at 7:00 PM.
There is also talk of a signing event at Purrington’s Cat Café here in Portland… Stay tuned.