August 22, 2013

A Brand New Cover for Truth

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That’s right, this is the unveiling for an updated cover for Truth, the first book in my Makilien Trilogy. As sudden as this may seem, I’ve actually been trying to get this done for over a year. It went through a couple changes and gave me a lot of frustration at first. Then, about a month or so ago, I tried a different background photo, one I’d actually had for a while, and it all came together perfectly. I’m just thrilled with it. I think it captures the mood of Truth perfectly. Now, why have I done this? Well, my original cover, as much as I loved it at the time, did not match the last two of the trilogy. This is a tip for all writers—if you’re working on a series, know what all the covers will look like before you publish.



So there it is. What do you think? Do you feel it captures the essence of Truth better than the old one? Look better as a trilogy now?


The new cover is showing up on Kindle, and I’ve uploaded the new files to CreateSpace. The new paperback should will be available in the next couple weeks providing I don’t have to order too many proofs to get the colors right.

Now, on Facebook, I promised two announcements, didn’t I? As if I don’t have enough projects going, I’ve decided to create a Makilien Trilogy 3-in-1 book. At first, I was only going to do it for Kindle, but I think, if I’m really creative with formatting, I can actually make it into a paperback too. (Fingers crossed on that.) It will be between 600-700 pages, but how could I resist making a giant Makilien Trilogy book like the 3-in-1 Lord of the Rings books? The most exciting thing about this is that I get to create a whole new cover! I’m very excited about that. Want to be part of the fun? If you have a blog and would like to be part of the cover reveal, just send me an email. (Postcard in the far right sidebar.) As part of the cover reveal, it means you get to see the cover at least a day before everyone else. ;) It will probably be a few weeks though. I don’t even have the photos for it yet, but I hope to get around to it soon. I also plan to hold my first giveaway once the book is finished, so this should be a lot of fun.

I have one more announcement pertaining to Makilien, but I can’t reveal that just yet. It will be sometime in the next couple months, I expect. No, it’s not a whole new book (sorry), but I think fans will like it. :)


Sarah Holman said...

I like it a lot better. Awesome!

Charmaine G. said...

You're right - the new cover matches up better with the rest of the trilogy. :-)

Ysa Rivas said...

:o D This looks really neat, Molly! Yeah, the new cover goes better with the rest of the trilogy... I like it better too. :o )

Jack said...

I love the new cover! It matches the other two so much nicer! (I liked the first as well, but this one goes with the series.) I am glad I haven't bought the books yet in paperback. I think I might wait and get the three in one! I can't wait to see the new cover for it!

Molly Evangeline said...

Glad everyone likes it. :) It's a big relief to finally have it updated.

@Jack - Can't wait to work on the trilogy cover. I have a pretty epic idea. Hopefully it will work out as well as it does in my mind. :)

Kendra E. Ardnek said...

I liked the first cover well enough, but I agree that it didn't quite fit the others, nor did it have the same pop that they did. I like this new one though, and I can't wait to see what you're going to do with a full trilogy book!

And I'd be willing to participate in the cover reveal! I love cover reveals!

Molly Evangeline said...

Awesome!I'll email you with the cover when it's finished and let you know the reveal date. It'll be a few weeks since I don't even have the photos for it yet. ;)