Monday, 22 August 2011

The Big Reveal

I simply couldn’t wait to show off my new covers for Bagpipes & Bullshot and my forthcoming novel, Reaching for the Stars, so here they are!

I’m delighted with them - and think of them as innovative - and even a little bit risqué. They are bright and eye-catching and GOLD and RED and don’t think there is anything quite like them on Amazon Kindle at the moment - so that also makes them brave and unique!


The designer of these fabulous covers is an amazingly talented and professional guy called JT Lindroos, who I can’t recommend highly enough to anyone wanting a book cover to be designed and produced for them. I think he did a fantastic job!

Well, I’m uploading the new designs to Amazon Kindle and Smashwords as you read this and will report back on responses as soon as, erm, I’ve got anything to report!

In the meantime I’d really like your thoughts and impressions - so please do leave a comment.

On Friday, I’m a guest on Talli Roland’s blog - that’s Friday 26th August - so please do come along as I’ll be mixing bullshot and revealing the secret Scottish recipe! Gosh - all this revealing is far too exciting - I think I might need to lie down.....


The first week in September, I’ll be re-designing this blog to suit the new Red & Gold branding - so please do keep popping back to see where I’m up to with that!


25 comments:

Melanie said...

They look fantastic! Wow!

Lou Graham said...

They are gorgeous .. LOVE the red. Fab xx

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Fabulous covers! So bold and noticeable.

CJ xx

Jennifer Thomson said...

Great cover. So bright it will stand out.

Sarah Pearson said...

Those covers are just beautiful Janice. Huge congratulations to you and a big well done to the designer.

Bill Kirton said...

Great covers - and they'll certainly establish your brand. (I'll be able to see 'I knew her before she was a brand'.)

Jo Lambert, Writer said...

Have already left comments on Facebook but thought I would drop into your blog as well. They are absolutely great and just what you need in the current world of author cover identification. Brilliant, bold colours which immediately say 'that's a Janice Horton novel'
Joining in with the comments above, well done to the designer for coming up with something wonderfully original!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Wow! Totally eye-catching, Janice, and it's good to have covers that immediately identify the 'brand'.

myra duffy said...

Those look fabulous,Janice and so up to date!

Pauline Barclay said...

They are fab! I love them. You must be so pleased!

Chris Longmuir said...

Wow! They certainly stand out from the crowd.I'd be interested in the process of having covers designed and where the ideas came from ie you or him! and waht the working relationship was like.

shazjera said...

Not only are the colours fab - I love the silhouette's - how intriguing - I can guess their stories because I can't see their faces and then buy them to find out for real what they're up to :) Fab design, clever man (and you for writing them haha)
x

Gwen Kirkwood said...

The covers certainly stand out, Janice, and as Bill says they give you a brand. People will see them at once which is the ideal amidst the thousands being published now.
Good luck. Gwen

Mary Smith said...

They are really eye-catching covers, Janice. Look forward to the new book coming out later this year.

Janice Horton said...

Thanks everyone for your enthusiastic comments on the new covers!

The design process from conception to completion was a most interesting one - and one I will be blogging about over the next couple of weeks in greater detail.

I did somethings a little differently from the norm - and some of you may be interested in reading about that?

Janice x

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Both covers look excellent and eye catching..

Yvonne.

Linn said...

Well - colour explosion and something that will jump off the shelf! What a great job and can't wait for the new book in December 2011!!!! Linn x

Talli Roland said...

They look FANTASTIC, Janice, and I like that they work together.

K. Rosenberg said...

Congrats on the new covers, Janice, they look great!

Janice Horton said...

Thank you for your lovely comments!

Janice x

Royce A Ratterman said...

The covers definitely stand out and grasp one's attention. Congratulations!

Chris Longmuir said...

I think I've said it before, but your covers are fantastic. Hopping off now!

Glynis said...

What fantastic covers! So vibrant and inviting.

Margaret Morton Kirk said...

Very eye-catching :)

Joan Fleming said...

Great covers, Janice. They really hit the spot.