Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Cover Art & More

I got the cover art from Anne, my editor at Berkley. What do you think? As I predicted, it's _very_ chick-lit. Which, as far as I'm concerned, is a bonus. The cover was designed by Monica Benalcazar and the artist is Margarete Gockel. Great work, ladies! Also, I noticed that the book is available for pre-order on Amazon.com. If you don't want to miss it (or if you want to boost my first week sales figures) please consider placing a pre-order. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0425209725/qid=1129053067/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/104-5294262-9652720?v=glance&s=books&n=507846 Other important ordering information -- the book's "street date" is May 2, 2006, and the ISBN is 0-425-20972-5. Of course, all of this stuff serves to make me completely nervous. Excited, yes, but also deeply freaked. The closer we get to the street date, the less "potential energy" the book represents. It's getting real now. Sales figures are going to start to matter. And, because of my previous life as a failed science fiction author, sales figures make me want to throw up.