Friday, December 7, 2012


Okay, so if you didn't see my post on Facebook, or didn't receive an email from me asking your opinion, then HERE'S THE NEWS.





So, after running around the house, screaming "OH MY GOD… OH MY GOD…" then staring at my covers again, I had a choice to make.

There was a darker cover and a lighter cover, and I LOVED them both so much! I cannot describe how beautiful both of them were.

Honestly, I can't say how amazed I was with both of them. Both covers gave a beautiful face to my precious baby.

The first was definitely more sophisticated. I liked it better than the second, until I noticed a few details I hadn't seen before. And then, I was completely torn between both.

Believe me, it was the hardest choice EVER. People buy a book based on the cover, the title and the summary. So those three things had to be ACTPAP (as close to perfect as possible).

In the end, what made a difference was that the first, darker cover lost detail from farther away. So, I chose the colorful one.


There you have it :)

Oh, in case you wanted to know, my new blog layout is based on the cover. So that should give you SOME idea as to what the cover looks like.

I just hope the rest of you love it as much as I do!


Now I just have to work on that dreadful back cover text…

Also, I've been contemplating changing my URL so that my blog can be my website or something. Does anyone know if that would change who follows me? I know it would change for links, and stuff. Suggestions?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you were able to decide. But now you've taunted us!

Elisabeth Kauffman said...

Congratulations!!! I'm glad you're having so much fun with this process.

prerna pickett said...

yay! congratulations, I'm excited for you.

Sally said...


Jess said...

Alex~ HA sorry!

Elisabeth~ Yeah, it's been TONS of fun!

Prerna & Sally~ Thanks :)

Angela Brown said...

Glad you've got the covers picked. Isn't the process of getting published so much nerve wracking fun lol!!

And the URL question I'm not sure about. I haven't gotten brave enough to do more than change the look of my blog and that was it lol!

Sharon said...

YAY!! I'm sure you're super excited!!! :)
As far as the URL goes, yes whenever you change your blog URL you also "lose" all your followers. They will still show up on your blog, but because they originally followed via your previous URL they won't get the new feed anymore. Make any sense? So therefore you're still posting but they're not getting anything. :/ Makes it kinda sticky. you can let your followers know you're changing and ask them to update their feed or start a new one altogether - either way you're going to lose some subscribers but those are the only choices I know of. Hope that helps!

Sheena-kay Graham said...

You have another option. You can keep this blog as your personal blog and start a new one specifically for your books. Then slowly invite your followers here to that blog and keep both going. That way you lose no followers.

Congrats on deciding your book cover and I like the new layout.

Livia said...

Congratulations, Jess!

I'm not all that techie, so I can't help you on linking and URLs.

Candilynn Fite said...

CONGRATS on your book cover!! I've not tried changing my url, but I did the title. That doesn't change anything. But, I agree with Sheena-kay. I believe it would be an entirely new blog. I think??? Yet, I'm not sure. I know on Blogger, under basic settings, you can go to "publishing" and "blog address" and change it. BUT I'm not sure if you drop followers by doing so. Hopefully someone else knows for sure.

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