Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New cover!


I know all the authors here sang our artist Amy Saidens' praises a few months ago when we talked about how we loved our covers. However, I'd like to beat a dead horse for a moment by saying: YAY LOOK AT MY NEW COVER! Endless Summer is the sequel to The Boys Next Door, and it's coming out on August 3.

I love getting a new cover. Like the Christmas decorations installed in the mall on November 1 start my countdown to the holiday, getting a new cover starts the countdown to a new book. After the cover, the book gets its little baby ISBN-13 number (978-1442406599, isn't it cute?), and then you can pre-order it on Amazon.

That's the part you the reader can see. Behind the scenes, the countdown continues. I get a revision letter from my lovely editor, Emilia (check). I easily revise the novel and turn it in (uhhhh...). I receive the copyedited manuscript and die twice because the copyeditor has incorrectly corrected my already correct prose (I am a copyeditor myself). I have a little battle with this copyeditor, which to me feels like the fiercest fighting you would ever see on X-Men, but in reality probably looks like a chick with furrowed brow sitting at a desk, scribbling and erasing, and muttering, "Oh no you di'nt!"

If you'd like to join my countdown, feel free! Click "share" to get the code for the countdown clock below.

18 comments:

Rhonda Stapleton said...

Okay, I LOVE that cover! It's adorable. Can't wait to read this story!!

Jennifer Echols said...

Rhonda, thank you! :)

yabooknerd said...

It certainly is adorable :) I'm excited to read the sequel

Jennifer Echols said...

Thank you--I'm excited for you to read it too!! *jumping up and down*

Analyn said...

AHHHH OMGZ SQUEEEFLAILLLL!!!! Can I just say, this TOTALLY made my day?! =DD I'm sooo excited for you!! (I'll see if I can post this code onto Facebook's Simon Pulse group page:)

Ms. Yingling said...

VERY nice covers. I do love to put these out on front-facing shelves, all together, because they look so nice!

Jennifer Echols said...

Ms. Yingling, thank you! And Analyn...you always make my day. :)

Wendy Toliver said...

Love it!!!

Jennifer Echols said...

Thank you Wendy!

Analyn said...

Aww!! You're so sweet! *specialness* :)

Debbie Rigaud said...

Congrats, Jenn! This is a fantastic cover. Yay!

Jennifer Echols said...

Thank you Debbie!

Anonymous said...

teh cover looks romantic i can not wait to read this romantic sequal

Anonymous said...

the cover is romantic
i can not wait to read the book. i hope it is good as the first. but usually al sequels are the better ones

Jennifer Echols said...

Thank you Anonymouses! Do you really think sequels are usually better? I have been thinking the opposite and really sweating this book, because I don't want it to be a clunker sequel.

Jessica said...

YAY!!!! The Boys Next Door is my favorite of the romantic comedies!!!! I am so glad it's getting a sequel! Thank you! Totally cute cover too!

Jennifer Echols said...

Thank YOU, Jessica! I'm turning in the revision today!

Anonymous said...

I am beyond ecstatic for your sequel, yay!