Wednesday, January 29, 2014

B writes: Cover Art

So Ali & I have been looking into different artist and styles for the cover art for Gamenian. It's a bit tricky; we thought that we were allowed to choose an artist for the cover art, but we might have to go with the in-house artist instead.

This will be fine - I have no doubts about the in-house artist's skills at all; I'm sure they'd do a fabulous job. It's more that we were hoping to have the cover art and book trailer art (yes, we are planning a book trailer!  Excitement!) from the same artist for consistency's sake.

Maybe it won't make all together that much difference in the end? I don't know. We did pick our artist out for their very specific style of art, the line art and digital coloring were exactly the way we want it to look.  So we are hoping that we might be able to get our outside cover art approved, but we will have to see.


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A writes: Gamenian Stuff

*trumpet fanfare* my sister Boni and I are very excited to announce that Gamenian has been accepted for publishing! They are just a small publisher but we’re really looking forward to working with them. There is sooo much to think about though; book blurb, book tag line, cover, editing the manuscript to fit their guidelines… 
We decided to hire an artist ourselves to do the cover art because we’re also planning on doing a book trailer. The trailer will just have a couple of pictures to introduce Gamenians main characters and the idea we have for the cover fit into the video really well. So we figured, why not get an artist to do both? We did find an amazing artist; we haven’t sealed the deal yet but she seems pretty keen and we both love her work!
In the future I’ll be releasing more details – in the future we’ll probably be doing a cover reveal plus a sneak peek at the book trailer. And of course I also wanted to do a quick post of our query letter to help you guys out!  :)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Announcement: Gamenian

They say it's not in the bag until you hold your book in your hands, but...

We've signed with a publisher to get Gamenian published!!  It's a small, independent American publishing company, and it's going to be a huge learning curve, but we are excited to see how we get on from here.

One step closer....