Welcome to the Blog Tour stop for book two of Anna Banks’ Of Poseidon series, Of Triton!
Anna has presented The Cozy Reader readers with a guest post about her cover to Of Triton.
COVER LOVE—OR NOT by Anna Banks
When I first received an image for the cover of OF POSEIDON, I squealed. (I know that sounds cliché, and my first instinct was to make farting noises with my armpits, but I was in the post office and they tend to frown on that kind of enthusiasm). Anyhow, I was instantly in love.
When my editor emailed me the first draft of the cover for OF TRITON—not so much.
It wasn’t horrible, mind you, but it wasn’t Well, it wasn’t…Armpit fart material, you know? I tried to love it. I did. But I felt that it just wasn’t as magical as the cover for OF POSEIDON. And what’s worse, I had to email my editor and tell her that.
Not because I’m in charge of the cover; I’m not. Not because I even have a say in the cover; I don’t. Not really, anyway. Sure, the publisher wants the author to like their own book cover, but it’s not absolutely required that they love it. Or even like it. Kind of like how a bride picks out her bridesmaids’ dresses and hope for the best, but after all, it is her wedding…
So imagine my total relief, and giddiness, and urge to produce glorious armpit farts, when my editor emailed me back and told me that they’re changing the cover. They’re hiring models (models!) to do an underwater shoot (a freaking underwater shoot!) and that they are also using some of the images to create the cover for OF NEPTUNE.
Whew. That was a close one. AmIright? Which do you like better?
Cozy Reader prefers the revised edition. I think it fits better with the first book of the series and just has a nicer feel to it.
Connect with Anna
Anna Banks will be on tour in June as part of the Fierce Reads Tour. Get all the info/dates: https://www.facebook.com/FierceReads/events
Of Triton is featured in our Spring 2013 Fierce Reads Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/w-F_U3TtW24
Pre-order Of Triton and Anna Banks will send you bonus content! Details: http://byannabanks.blogspot.com/2013/04/of-triton-pre-order-bonus-content.html
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Of Triton Blog Tour Schedule
Monday 5/13 Bewitched Bookworms
Tuesday 5/14 Ex Libris
Wednesday 5/15 The Book Cellar
Thursday 5/16 Two Chicks on Books
Friday 5/17 Icey Books
Monday 5/20 Tales of a Ravenous Reader
Tuesday 5/21 The Cozy Reader
Wednesday 5/22 Mermaid Visions
Thursday 5/23 MacTeenBooks
Friday 5/24 Carina’s Books
Macmillan Children’s Publishing is offering one reader the chance to win a paperback copy of OF POSEIDON a hardcover of OF TRITON and an OF POSEIDON bookmark! Simply use the below Rafflecopter widget to enter.