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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cover Stories: The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy

Kay Cassidy has been having a huge launch party (including prizes galore!) for her debut novel, The Cinderella Society, and she stopped by for some cover talk... here she is:

"I envisioned the cover of The Cinderella Society in the vein of the Princess Diaries boxed set
(volumes 1-3) with the cute pillow and tiara. Although with slightly stronger colors so the glass slipper would really pop. I liked the feminine feel, though I figured mine would probably be in the purple spectrum since lavender is the color of The Cinderella Society.

"My cover was kind of funny because I actually saw it on the Advanced Reader Copy (A
RC) when it was just a filler! I thought my ARCs were going to have plain covers because they couldn't find a cover comp they really liked, so I was thrilled when the ARCs arrived with the pink boxes and glass slipper mockup. The edges of the boxes were rough and unrefined, but I thought the design was very striking, especially with all the dark covers dominating bookstore shelves...

Read the full Cover Story (the designer went back the drawing board a few times!).

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