Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Crossroads Blog Tour Day 3: Author Joy Preble

Joy Preble is the author of the DREAMING ANASTASIA series (Sourcebooks) and the SWEET DEAD LIFE series (Soho Press), a YA Texas makeover of the angel book. Joy grew up in Chicago, where she dreamed of being a back up singer but settled for becoming a writer so she could get paid for making up stuff. She now lives with her family in Texas, where when she's not writing, you can find her eating guacamole, watching trash TV, and embracing her inner nerd. 

How much input do you have in the cover process? Has there been a moment when you felt that it just wasn’t right?

Hah! The general answer for most authors including me is: very little. I honestly did get an email once that said, “Here’s what we’ve come up with for the _____ cover. We love it. What do you think?” Now really! What else are you going to say in response to that expect yay! I love it, too!  That said, I have had input over the various books. In the cover for ANASTASIA FOREVER, I really felt that they had originally gone in a confusing direction for my readers and Sourcebooks did listen and adjust. With THE SWEET DEAD LIFE series, Soho Press has shown me samples as we move along, but really, they are the experts. They are the ones getting feedback from a variety of sources. And I have loved all my covers from both my publishers! So while bad covers do happen for authors, in my case, I have been fortunate to have amazing covers that both my agent and I love

About the Tour
Each day of The Crossroads Blog Tour, a new research question will be revealed on The Crossroad Blog Tour main page and each day the answer to that question will be found within one of the different blog posts by Crossroads Tour authors. Your job is to get the question, read the blog posts, and collect all answers by the end of the tour.

A Grand Prize of a FREE Kindle, pre-loaded with ebook titles from as many of this years participating authors as possible (some are debut authors and their title may not yet be released) will be drawn using the Rafflecopter entry system and is open TO EVERYONE.
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