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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Book Covers!!!! (plus some other fun news)

The new covers for the Trylle Trilogy were revealed on USAToday.com! Their whole piece is up: here.

And in case you don't want to click that link, here are the covers:

Coming January 24, 2012

Coming February 28, 2012

Coming April 24, 2012
Aren't they fancy? I love them! ARCs should be going out for Switched soon, but it won't be in stores until January 24, 2012. There's going to be a ton of stuff going on in January to promote it, too - all of which I'm incredibly excited for.

AND I have another announcement about the books. Readers are always telling me how they want me to continue the series - and while I have no plans to do that - I do like new content. So for fans of the series, I wanted to give them a little something extra. Each of the books will contain a never-before-seen short story set in the world of the Trylle.

I don't want to give away too much about the stories except that each is set in the time frame the book takes place. The first short story is set during the time that Switched takes place, and so on. I will also say this: Both the short story for Switched and Torn do not take place from Wendy's POV.

But anything else, I don't want to say. We're trying to keep it a surprise. The short stories aren't even going to go out in the ARCs.

In other fun news - I'm picking out the models for the covers of Wake. It's neat, and it makes me feel fancy that I get to look at models portfolios. That cover probably won't be released for quite awhile, I imagine, since Wake isn't set to come out until fall 2012.

And I also wanted to thank everybody for their input on my new turtle, Jasper Tortuga. It was very helpful. I have him set up in a ten gallon tank with water and a floating land barge. He also has a filter and a heat lamp.

I ordered him new food and a UV light, but right now, he's eating the food I got at Walmart fine. I just made sure to get more enriched food for hatchlings, since he needs more stuff because he's going to be doing so much growing.

He hides every time I walk by his aquarium, but the turtle books said that's a good sign. It means he's alert and active. So he's doing good, even if he hates me.

64 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh these covers are so amazing! I can't wait to get my copies. Congratulations! Can't wait to see what St. Martin's is doing to promote. Sounds awesome!

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  2. Cool covers! Looking forward to reading the shorts and having hard copies of the series. :)

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  3. Wow, those new covers are amazing. I can't wait until they come out... and with new content.

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  4. OMG I love them and I can not wait to read them all!

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  5. Beautiful covers! The one for 'Torn' is my favorite, I love the blue.

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  6. So much pretty! :) Can't wait to pick up a copy!

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  7. I love them! Check out my portfolio http://www.mirielys.com

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  8. I really liked the old covers, but I absolutely love the new ones. They look great!

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  9. They're beautiful!!! I might get em just because the covers are so cool! Blessings!

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  10. Amanda! These are awesome! I'm so happy for you.

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  11. VV nice. I think Torn is my favorite with the pseudo-heaven effect of the gates and cloud-like flowers. The hyper-saturation is gorgeous, and the title panel with all the scroll work is impeccably done.

    I bet you're floating about now.

    Are they hardback or paperback when they hit shelves?

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  12. STUNNING!!!! Just quietly I have been waiting for some covers for this trilogy, not that the other ones weren't good, but these !!!!! OMG!! Beautiful!!!Stunning, Drop dead attractive, eye catching, worthy of awards.

    Congratulations on landing such beautiful artwork. I simply had to do a blog posting.

    Michelle

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  13. I love that you go from releasing your new covers, to talking about your pet turtle. I hope you're always able to keep this down to earth connection with your fans. (And it would be totally understandable if you didn't, being a best selling author is probably exhausting. ;-) )

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  14. I love the covers, they look amazing!!! Quick ? is Hollowmen still coming out this fall?

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  15. Fantastic covers! I really wish you all the best with these, and in any future endeavors.

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  16. who cares about the covers....more news about the turtle!!! Love the last name by the way....tortuga hehehe

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  17. Stunning!!! So excited for you!

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  18. Looks like they kept some element of the original, but those are beautiful covers.

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  19. New beautiful book covers and a happy Jasper Tortuga. Got to love it :-)

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  20. Gorgeous, gorgeous covers. Love them!

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  21. They look AMAZING! Can't wait to read them!

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  22. I LOVE THEM! Also excited about new content and will have to promptly forget I know anything about it. That way I can be excited again when the books come out, and not have to be tortured until then. ;)

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  23. Impressed with the covers. It goes to show how good a cover can be if it is designed by an expert. Good luck with the books (don't think you'll need it).

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  24. Congratulations! The covers are gorgeous.

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  25. I love the book covers! Congrats!

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  26. Those are awesome covers.. I have the books on my e-reader.. but I want to see what's you've added.. so I might have to get the new ones! :)

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  27. Beautiful covers! I bet you're thrilled with them!

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  28. The cover are great but no curly hair (again) . . . oh hum. They are fantastic best of luck with the re-release.

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  29. Love, love, love the covers - very eye catching!!

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  30. Wow! Beautiful covers, Amanda! They're breathtaking. Can't wait to get my copies.

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  31. I love seeing your physical books for sale. And I love that the e-book price is less than the hardcover (unlike most books these days). But you deserve more that $0.99 per e-book.

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  32. Nice covers =)
    I like the Torn cover best, though. I also like how you kept some of the dandelion theme. I LOVE danelions when they are all puffy and white. I know they're considered a weed, but to me, they are my favorite "flower."

    I think I might like the old covers better, but I hate change in general =)

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  33. Spectacular! Ascend is my favorite with the red and green. But they are all great. Is ther girl on the cover the girl they will play Wendy in the movies? Just wondering
    -Savannah

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  34. God!! Love these covers!! I can't wait to see them in amazon!!... and don't worry about Jasper. He's (or she's) sooo cute!! I'm sure if you read one of ur books to him/her it will LOVE you!! .. And you can tell the difference between male and female by looking at their tummies. Once again.. I can't wait for those AMAZING books!! :D

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  35. Very nice covers. I'm happy for you, Amanda!

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  36. Wow how nice, it's surprising since most publishers cheap out on covers. Congrats!

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  37. So great. These are the best covers I've seen in ages. Congrats :)

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  38. Fantastic covers. The more I ogled them the more I liked them. Congrats.

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  39. the covers are AMAZING! omg, they are so freaking gorgeous!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!

    j-sterling

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  40. Holy cow! My wife and I see tons of covers on a daily basis, and we are both blown away by these.

    In the words of Bill Withers (Writer of Ain't No Sunshine, Lean on Me, and heck of alot of other stuff to awesome to name) "'Sold Out' is the best sign you can put up next a product."

    Great step, on your terms. Your old covers were great, but these are a cut above.

    Congratufreakinlations!

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  41. So this is a bit random, but I just saw the preview for the new Muppet movie and I immediately thought "hmm, I wonder if Amanda knows?" http://www.slashfilm.com/new-muppet-movie-will-hit-theaters-on-christmas-2011/

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  42. First of all, I too love the covers. I loved the series. I bought them all for my nook a long time ago. I, too, would love it if you continued the series. I love the fact that you've added new content, that's great, for the people that haven't bought the books already. But what about the people who already have them, and can't afford or don't have space to buy them all over again? People who supported you all along? That just stinks a little for us. I know, I know, you can't please everybody!

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  43. Oh my gosh. INSANELY GORGEOUS covers!

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  44. Covers are beautiful, but where are the books? I read Switched in June, then had a busy summer and went to download Torn today... But it's not available for Kindle. ???

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  45. The book covers look amazing! Congrats, you must be excited! :)

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  46. Really beautiful book covers!

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  47. Excellent covers ! Congratulations to the artist. I have a question which I don't know you have already answered, but how long does it take you to write a book ?

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  48. Love, Love, Love the new covers!

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