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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cover Stories: Everlasting by Alyson Noel

The super-amazing Alyson Noel is here to share her thoughts on the final cover in the Immortals series (can't believe it's ending!).

Now, here's Alyson:

"After writing 16 books (14 published - 2 in production), I still don't give much thought to cover concepts until I'm asked by my publisher to share my thoughts on cover concepts--despite the fact that I imagine the characters so vividly I often feel like I'm transcribing the movie that plays in my head. But when it comes to envisioning a single image meant to both convey the story within and entice potential readers to grab it off the shelf... well, I'm more than happy to leave that to the professionals. So it's a good thing I have the wildly talented, Angela Goddard, the St. Martin's cover designer, to rely on.

"As the sixth and final installment in The Immortals series, I'd been thinking about the EVERLASTING cover pretty much since the start. And when asked for my input, I mentioned something about the lotus flower serving as an important symbol, and... well... that's about it. I was eager to see it, had really high hopes for it, but I just didn't have a defined idea for how it should look..."

Read the rest of Alyson's Cover Story at melissacwalker.com.


Goon said...

THIS SERIES NEVER ENDS. Each book get's worse and worse in my opinion.

Melissa Walker said...

Oh, Goon, but you keep reading... this is the final book. You should definitely check out Alyson Noel's other books too--two were reissued this month.

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