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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cover Stories: Beastly by Alex Flinn

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Alex Flinn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beastly (you may have heard of a little movie based upon this book, no?) is here to talk about the evolution of her cover. Take it away, Alex!

"I'm not a very visual person, and I knew the art department would do their thing. I've generally been pleased with my covers.

"I didn't give much input for Beastly. We may have discussed a rose. I have given more input in the past, but they've really always come up with something completely different than what was discussed, so I don't think I really said anything.

"Regarding the original cover, above, I was happy with it. I was a bit concerned about whether the rose would be a turn-off to my usual boy audience, but the black cover seems to make it less feminine. At least, plenty of boys read the book...."

Read the rest of Alex's Cover Story on melissacwalker.com, and read a full interview with Alex about the book-to-movie process (and what she thinks of the casting) on I Heart Daily.

2 comments:

Goon said...

I loved this book, I thought it was really interesting.

I hope the movie is good and doesn't ruin the book for me!

Cara Mengobati Kencing Nanah said...
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