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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cover Stories: The Girl Who Became a Beatle by Greg Taylor

Greg Taylor's The Girl Who Became a Beatle is a novel "about the good and the bad of Hollywood, fame and rock 'n roll." It has a photographic homage for a cover, and it's striking. I had to ask him how that came about.

Here's Greg:

"I had a cover in mind as I was writing the book. It became a kind of visual mantra through the many drafts and years it took for me to complete the novel. As for what it looked like, I think I'll keep that to myself.

"My publisher did not ask for my input on the cover design. Maybe it's different for the big, bestselling authors, but I believe that's common practice, publishers not involving an author in the artwork for their book. Can't say as I blame them.

"I did describe the cover I had in mind to my publisher, however. As it turned out, they went with another idea...."

Read the rest of Greg's Cover Story on BN.com's Unabashedly Bookish blog.

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