Friday, June 22, 2012

From Contract to Launch: Cover Reveal

I'm back from vacation! And I'm back big with an update on Kimberly Ann Miller. It's time for her cover reveal.

As is the case with most books, a lot of energy has been put into the cover reveal by Kimmy and Spencer Hill Press. This is a classic way to create buzz about a forthcoming book. I'm going to talk a little about the whole process rather than just the cover reveal since we are following Kim and her marketing strategies as she promotes her book.

Kim and her editor emailed bloggers to participate in the reveal. They asked to include the cover and the blurb about the book. This is also the place that her editor let bloggers know they could request an ARC. This is for reviewer blogs. The idea is to get people reviewing your book (hopefully with a thumbs up!) before the release so that readers are interested in reading. Below is the exact letter we received from Spencer Hill Press rather than just the blurb to show an example of how you ask bloggers to participate.

Hi folks,

Spencer Hill Press is lucky enough to work with Vic Caswell of Sketcher Girl Studios. Her latest cover design is for Triangles, Kimberly Ann Miller's amazing story of a girl who wakes up in alternate realities each day she spends in the Bermuda Triangle. It's sort of like a teen romance version of Groundhog Day, and it will make you both cry and laugh out loud. 

I'm writing to invite you to take part in the cover reveal. If you're interested, please post any time after 12:01am on Friday, June 22nd.


A cruise ship. A beautiful island. Two sexy guys. What could possibly go wrong? 

In the Bermuda Triangle--a lot. 

Hoping to leave behind the reminders of her crappy life--her father's death years ago, her mother's medical problems, and the loser who's practically stalking her--seventeen-year-old Autumn Taylor hops on a ship with her sister for a little distraction. When she wakes up in the Bermuda Triangle, she fears she's gone nuts for more than one reason: that loser's suddenly claiming they're a happy couple... a hot guy is wrapping his arms around her and saying "Happy Anniversary"... and suddenly, she's full of bruises, losing her hair, and getting IV medication. Autumn visits the ship's doctor, hoping for a pill or a shot to make the craziness go away. Instead, she's warned that one of these "alternate realities" could become permanent. 

She just has to ask herself one question--how the hell is she going to get out of this mess?

Title: Triangles
Author: Kimberly Ann Miller
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press (
ISBN: 978-1-937053-36-9
Release Date: June 18, 2013
Formats: Paper, e-book

If you'd like to request an ARC, please use the reviewer form on our website. ARCs should ship in early 2013. 

Take care!

 - Kate

The only thing I would do additionally in this letter (and mind you, I am not experienced in book promotion as the people at Spencer Hill are, just in marketing itself) is include a Goodreads link so that people can go add this book directly to their to-be-read list the minute they see the cover. The cover reveal is so far before the actual release, after all, so it is good to help readers find a way to remember that they want to read it!

And now for the cover...isn't it beautiful?!

What do you think about cover reveals? Do they make you want to read a book?


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Welcome back! And I know the awesome illustrator who did her cover.

kimmy :) said...

Thanks so much Laura! I just love the cover!

Dianne Salerni said...

Oh, that IS a beautiful cover! And I agree -- a Goodreads link would be a good thing to include. The cover reveal does come pretty far ahead of the book release, and getting people to add a book to their Goodreads TBR list is a good way to keep people anticipating the book release.

I'll keep that in mind as the time approaches for my cover reveal!

Jamie Ayres said...

I just read about Triangles on another blog today!! Really want to read that one:) My publisher told me to start thinking of cover ideas for my novel . . . like I haven't been dreaming of it for 3 yrs, lol. Hope you're enjoying your vacay:)

Jennifer Pitts said...

Intriguing cover. Anything on a cruise ship pulls me in right away!

Laura Barnes said...

That's great that you saw Kimmy on other blogs - it means the strategy is working. :) Wow! I can't imagine thinking about your own cover. Jealous!

Laura Barnes said...

Then Triangles is for you! I love the cover. It fits the book.

Laura Barnes said...

Yes! Include the link! I use my TBR list on goodreads all the time. Otherwise I forget what I wanted to read. LOL!

Susanne Drazic said...

It's an interesting cover.

Brooke R. Busse said...

Ooh, pretty. And I totally want to steal that dress from her. :P

I love cover reveals. Mostly because looking at beautiful covers make me happy, as well as instilling the want to read and write in me.

Post a Comment

I love hearing from you! You can choose to comment as a guest or use any of the other login options available after you hit "Post As". Thanks for contributing to the conversation :)

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...