Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Jacket Copy

One of the things that I always worry about on my books is jacket copy. This is the little bit of text and/or description that goes in the inside jacket flap. This little bit of text, that--second only to the cover--is generally the biggest reason people buy books, is infamous for being written by interns anxious to cut their teeth on new projects. I don't know who writes mine, but for the second time in a row, I have FAB jacket copy!! I've had it for a while but it is now starting to pop up on my google alerts in sale listings, so now I get to share!

"I can't just storm in and proclaim my intentions. I cant 'steal' you away. I just have to wait and hope that, someday, you'll ask," Tamani said.

"And if I don't?" Laurel said, her voice barely above a whisper.

"Then I guess I'll be waiting forever."

Although Laurel has come to accept her true identity as a faerie, she refuses to turn her back on her human life--and especially her boyfriend David--to return to the fae world.

But when she is summoned to Avalon, Laurel's feeling for the charismatic faerie sentry Tamani are undeniable. She is forced to make a choice--a choice that could break her heart.

Yay! I love the quote they picked!

In other news of awesomeness, Wings has been selected as one of five nominees for Best YA Paranormal/Fantasy Novel of 2009! I am in the excellent company of The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong, Tempted by P.C. and Kristin Cast, The Maze Runner by James Dashner, and Shadowland by Alyson Noel! You can download the PDF of all the nominees in all categories here! Lots of lovely books in there!

And something I think is cool--though you may not :)--is that Wings is being released in large print in January! As someone who has awful eyes, that makes me happy.:D

Also, my German cover has come up on Amazon!!! I think it is SO beautiful and I am so pleased to share!!



*lesigh* The German edition is expected to hit shelves in March! I'm expecting my friend Jen to take a pic for me. *koffkoff* ;)

Later this week I will take a break from Wings stuff and will be doing a large, picture-filled candy making entry.

You've been warned.:D

Ciao!

37 comments:

Patti said...

Congratulations on the nomination and that is a great book jacket, can't wait to read Spells.

Graham Chops said...

Wow, so far I like all the covers I've seen. I think I might actually read it in Catalan (I used to speak it but fell out of practice a few years back).

Stay up there on top of the world, Aprilynne!!!

Tina Lynn said...

You are so cruel! Hurry up, April! I need some more Tamani!!!

ronna15 said...

Congratulations!! And that's an awesome German cover! I must say, I like that more than the U.S. cover. Can't wait for spells!!! ;D

Heather said...

Thanks for the teaser, and I love the German cover! Wow!

Natalie Whipple said...

Ooo, that jacket copy is horrible—in a totally awesome way! I think my heart just broke a little, and I haven't even read it! Ack! Poor David! Poor Tamani! Poor Laurel! Ack ack ack.

Kari Pike said...

woohoo! Love the cover..and congrats on the nomination. Very cool!

Nichole Giles said...

Congrats! Awesome nomination and beautiful German cover. Great things happening for you. How exciting.

Nichole

elesa said...

I am still blown away by how big this continues to get. A billboard? A German cover? What could be cooler? I am so, so happy for you.

T. Anne said...

So awesome! Have I mentioned what a fabulous time I'm having living vicariously through you?

Too Cute to be Very Interesting said...

Congratulations on your nomination, and that German cover is GORGEOUS!

Yamile said...

What a beautiful cover! What a year it's been for you Aprilynne. Congrats!

Shelli said...

love love love!

Bethany Wiggins said...

Beautiful cover! Congrats on the entry, too.

Laura said...

Beautiful! The nomination is so exciting!

Sheila said...

Oh I love that! You wrote the 2nd book exactly like I had hoped you would!! Yes! I so love Tamani!

The German cover is so wonderful. Nice job.

Anonymous said...

i just wanna say tht i love your book wings. i actually heard about it from a girl on another books fanstie gallagheracademy.ning.com when she recomended it, so i figured since we both like the gallagher girls book i figured i should read and i am glad i did. this is the first time i have been on your site and i heard about the sequel to wings, spells so now i am happy!

p.s i love tamani, its just something about him tht i love!!

Kelly said...

I LOVE THE GERMAN COVER!!! Good work on the nomination. Cant wait to read Spells!!
P.S. i luv tamani

Emma said...

The German edition is gorgeous! I congratulate you on all your great books! Are you going to keep more coming to us?? If so, WHOOPEE! I cannot wait.

~Mary said...

OMG! I can't wait to read Spells! EEK! That jacket is perfect!!!! I am so intrigued!

German cover is GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Wish it was the UK cover!

Dara said...

That's a breathtaking cover! But as others have said, I've liked all the covers for all the foreign books.

Really looking forward to the release of Spells :)

Nora said...

Hi!

I just wanted to say that I LOVE your book Wings! and I'm so picky about books too. Thank you so much for putting it into the world! :)

And I can not wait until Spells!

ella said...

I love the cover of spells! great! the german cover is nice! but i still like more the u.s cover. :) I want may to come!!

Katie said...

That is so awesome! I love the jacket cover quote. Congratulations on the awesome nomination. The German cover is beautiful!!

dirtywhitecandy said...

Gorgeous cover. You are lucky with your publisher. I knew a guy who briefed his cover artist about a medieval fantasy book and it all went wrong. The author said he wanted a barrow, as in a burial mound. You are probably already screaming 'they didn't draw a wheelbarrow'.... but they did.

Chelsea B. said...

OH MY WORD I only JUST finished you're book and already I feel an obsession coming on...

Anonymous said...

Russian Wings cover
http://img7.imageshost.ru/imgs/091222/13c25094fe/3f053.jpg

Anonymous said...

woww That is one awesome book cover :P can't wait for spells

Anonymous said...

I loooooved Wings I bet Spells will be even better. Rock on Aprilynne

Anonymous said...

thanks !! very helpful post!

Melissa said...

Hi, just read Wings and really enjoyed it. I'm excited the sequel is coming out soon! Great covers.

KalynMadison said...

I love the jacket quote, I can't wait for more Tamani.

teamDAVID said...

omg you're so cruel i'm dying from anxiety i need to read SPELLS NOW D: , i can't believe 9 months ago i read wings for the first time, and fell in love with your story & characters (*coffDAVIDcoff*) congratulations for making such amazing stories A.P.

Nick said...

I just read your original opening and I can see why you had trouble changing it! I really enjoyed reading.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Ooo Tamamni! He makes my heart go pitter patter.

Anonymous said...

I loved that quote too :)

The dreamer of never ending stories... said...

I'm from Germany and when I had finished 'wings' (which is called in german 'Elfenkuss') I was so eager to read the next book that I couldn't wait for the book to come out in german language (thank God I didn't, it took one year!) so I ordered 'spells' a few weeks later! ha, now I have two books in my shelf which look completely different from each other, but hey, who cares, right?and now I won't have to wait another YEAR for the german to publish the third book! I only have to wait til May! Yessss.(and to be honest: the original words sound so much better than the 'german' words)