Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The Cover Proofs Arrive!

I woke up this morning and thought, man oh man, but I better get a post up for my wonderful bloggy friends.

And then there was a small thud at my front door.

Mr. UPS Man was leaving behind a package from Random House.

My cover proofs!

I wrapped one around a Delacorte Press book (Bras and Broomsticks by Sarah Mlynowski).



This is the incredibly adorable shiny front. Excuse the glare which is due to my mediocre photography. I haven't even managed to get the color right.



And this is the incredibly adorable shiny back. Blah, blah, blah with my pitiful photography.



Inside front flap... This is the color closest to the real McCoy.



Inside back flap...

Unfolded, the cover measures approximately 8.5" X 19.5". DH (Darling Husband--a handy engineer) figured out that it would take roughly 668 dust jackets to wallpaper our living room. This includes covering doors and windows. Of course.

I kind of feel like I'm back at the hospital, looking at all the newborns and feeling sorry for the other parents because my baby is by far the cutest.

Let's face it. THIS IS ONE CUTE COVER!

A wonderful Wednesday to all.

p.s. Mr. UPS Man--I'm a little bit in love with you. Even though I've never seen you because you knock on my door, hot-potato-drop the package and scurry off. But you are my Official Bearer of Exciting Publishing Stuff.

p.p.s. Child #4 and I haven't forgotten January's drawing. We are getting the (many) names into the Official Blog Bowl.

37 comments:

Gina Black said...

Oh wow, Barrie. I so DO think that is a wonderful cover.

Anonymous said...

That cover is GORGEOUS! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Oops, I forgot to sign that! The message above was from Luisa in the UK! :)

Luisa

laurie said...

hooray hooray!

what a great feeling.

a friend of mine has a book coming out in november. he was emailing around pictures of his book jacket....

Beth said...

I am so impressed with your "new baby." It looks fabulous.
Very eye-catching - which will be great when it hits the stores!

Melissa said...

Love the cover!!!

Christine M said...

That is one fantastic cover! What a great way to start the day.

Chantal said...

What a great cover, I love it. I can't wait to give your book to my neighbours daughter for her Birthday!

PJ Hoover said...

Love it!

brian_ohio said...

Barrie... that's the bomb, dawg. Yeahhh, Yeaahhhh. *making bullhorns with my fingers*

How exciting. I can't imagine having that arrive at my doorstep. But if it did arrive at my doorstep, I'd send it to you because that's not my book. Then I'd call UPS and tell them their mistake. Then I'd find Mr. UPS man and give him what-for for delivering me the covers of someone elses book. Mine hasn't even sold yet. Quit teasin' me, buddy.

Sorry... went off on a tangent.

I'm very happy for you. Really!!!

TJBrown said...

That IS one cute cover! Congrats!
Teri

Family Adventure said...

It looks amazing! I love the colour (though you said it didn't come through right...I'm taking that to mean the real colour is even cooler).

Congratulations. This is a big day indeed!

Heidi :)

icanseeclearlynow said...

congratulations, barrie! the cover looks GREAT!

that scurrying away before someone opens the door seems to be a thing with ups these days.

:)

maria

Santee Babe said...

What a wonderful cover! I can see all the books flying off shelves as the preteen set falls all over themselves buying this fun book!! I am so excited for and proud of you!! Personally, I think you should have the cover transferred to T-shirts so all the children could wear them. Child #1 would be delighted, I am sure. Congrats!

Sally Lawton said...

Wowee!!! So thrilled for you and the jacket looks gorgeous.
Can't wait to get my hands on a copy :)

Ellen Booraem said...

Yay, Barrie! That cover is adorable. I already loved the front, but the coffee cup with sparkles on the back is just as wonderful.

Can't wait to read it!

Ellen

Moanna said...

The book cover is beautiful. I'm thinking why not paper a room with them. Would be a great way to celebrate, even for a short while. Were mine, I would. And blow it up, make a billboard for the front yard. But that's just me! :)

Mrs. Annie said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely!

Kelley said...

It's lovely! WOW! You know the picture in the back inside cover is just the best.

Larramie said...

I tend to think that "cute" is an over-used adjective, so let me describe the book cover as absolutely adorable! ;)

Eileen said...

GACK! I love them! So shiny! So sparkly!

Kathy Holmes said...

How fabulous!!! Love,love, love it!

Sandy Levin said...

Great cover, Barrie. I spent the day trying to photograph my stained glass, so I know what you mean. I got a glance at the beta version of my new website today too. Very cute. All in all a good day.

Christina Phillips said...

oh my gosh Barrie, your cover is completely adorable! Both front and back! And so shiny ( I LOVE shiny things!!)

Amanda Ashby said...

Wow, it's gorgeous - I particularly love the back of it!!!!!!!

Rebecca said...

How. Unbelievably. Exciting.

Laura said...

Whoo Whooo AWESOME!!!!!

wheelsonthebus said...

I cannot imagine how fantastic that must feel. Congratulations.

gabe said...

Barrie,
Cover is beautiful - but the real treasure here is your motherly pride, your loving photography and your super childlike sense of humor.
You're hilarious - can't wait to read your book.
-gabe

Michele said...

Congrats, Barrie, it looks AWESOME!!!

Smiles,
Michele

Mary said...

Yes, oh yes -- a truly gorgeous cover!

You must be thrilled to bits!

I agree with Santee Babe about T-shirts. (I want one!)

Alyssa Goodnight said...

Stunning! It will definitely be the sort of book people will like to hold, smooth their hands over, and admire. (Other people do that, right? ;) )

Maureen McGowan said...

It looks so fabulous, Barrie!!!! Amazing.

Carleen Brice said...

Very, very nice cover...and I'm a little in love with Mr. UPS man too!

J.K. Mahal said...

Wow! That is a great cover. Yay!

Don Mills Diva said...

Wow - congratulations - it looks absolutely awesome. You must be so proud!

Rae Ann Parker said...

What a great cover. And back. Sounds like a fun book. I look forward to reading it.