Monday, June 10, 2013

Create a Cover: Finding Rachel Davenport


Hey Everyone- I'd like to introduce you to one of my current clients, Michael Harling. Before I started working with Mike, I actually reviewed his non-fiction book of essays, Postcards from Across the Pond (in case you remember that!)

At any rate, I have an idea for a contest to help support/promote Mike's first fiction book, Finding Rachel Davenport. If you visit Mike's website, you'll see a different cover than the one above...but that's only for the e-books. The one in this post is the paperback version and we'd love to see what people can do with it!

Cover Contest:

*Sometime this summer, I'd like to co-host a contest where people recreate a cover for Rachel based on the summary (or the actual book if you decide to go ahead and get a copy- up to you). I want to include a few items for the prize - including reading and England themed gifts (as the book takes place in England).

The MAIN prize though will be a paperback copy of the novel with the winner's cover on it instead of the one you see above.

How can you say no to that?

I want to start this contest soon- maybe sometime in July- but as I said above, I'd like to co-host the novel. I hope to get some small donations for the other prizes and I'd want to spotlight those and the shops they came from. For the actual entries, though, it would be great to have another blog accept those if anyone is willing!

Would you be interested in co-hosting? I can send you a copy of the novel if you'd like to read it beforehand! Please email me or leave your own email in the comments if you want to discuss!

10 comments:

Candace said...

What a great idea! I have my hands full and am about to go on vacation for a few weeks so the timing doesn't work for me, but it sounds like a lot of fun!

Eileen said...

This is such a fun idea!! I would totally try this out and participate, but I'm graduating so I have SOO much stuff I need to do and then I'm leaving to go to summer camp right after so I can't although I wish I could D: Good luck, though!

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

This is a great idea! And it's a fabulous way to get readers' interest. Thanks for sharing!

Jasprit said...

This is a brilliant competition! I wish I had more time to take part too! Good luck with your your design!

Pooja. S said...

Wow sounds like an AMAZING competition and a really great opportunity to people who are big on designing :D I'm not great at the artsy stuff but I did share the link with my book blogger and real life friend who is :D Great idea!

The Teen Book Guru said...

This truly is an innovative idea, Meg! I might even consider entering, but then again, my artistic skills stop at coloring inside the lines...The sad part is that I'm not even kidding! :P But great idea, and I wish you the best of luck, I'm sure you'll do fab :D

Erika said...

Ooh, what an awesome idea and opportunity! :)

Aneeqah said...

Ooh, I've been looking to work on my graphic creating skills lately, and this seems like a perfect opportunity. My summer is actually pretty busy, but I may just have to carve out the time...

Thanks for sharing, and good luck!! <3

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Sounds like a fun idea. Can't wait to see what people come up with for the cover!

....Petty Witter said...

Sounds interesting and something I'd like to know more about. If you'd like to get in touch my email can be found on the Review Policy page on my blog.


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