Launching The Grrrl of Limberlost

Major thanks to early reviewers at Amazon and Goodreads!
Book details on Jugum Press site.
The Grrrl of Limberlost  GRRRL is available from all your favorite vendors.
If you can’t find it at your local bookstore, ask them to order via Ingram:  ISBN: 978-1-939423-18-4

KINDLE:  Lending enabled; Matchbook with print edition
EPUB: Nook — Kobo — Sony & more on Smashwords
PRINT: U.S. Amazon — non-U.S. Amazon — Powell’s — Barnes & Noble — CreateSpace — Find other bookstores

I promised a comparative study of Lisa Tilton’s cover development, similar to the discussion of Nine Volt Heart cover. The final cover for GRRRL still gives me chills … so here’s a tour of the choices.

First, the experiment with handwritten with line art, following cover art trends toward the abstract:
Grrrl experimental cover   Nine Volt Heart   Yeah, The Grrrl of Limberlost takes place over Christmas, but there’s nothing festive about it, minus one scene amid the Ukrainian mobsters, which includes Glocks as well as Kolyadky carols and twinkly lights. The typography and line art didn’t even grab me as much as its sister 9 Volt Heart comp.

The next comp began to capture some elements that we wanted:
Winter, interesting typography, color pops:
Proposed Grrrl Cover Nine Volt Heart  This photo feels static, though — you can’t really tell what this story is about, and it doesn’t have the same funky grab as its proposed 9 Volt Heart sister.

So scrolling down the comps, we come to what became the final:
The Grrrl of Limberlost

The photo pulls you into the story, and when paired with the typeface and GRRRL title, lets you know something’s happening here. Lisa played with the color pop (making sure that it wasn’t so pink that a guy would never choose to read it).

What I didn’t see in the comps until we got to the final cover version: the motherboard etching embedded in the title text.

You can preview the book online at U.S. Amazon.
(Or, if you don’t, stop reading. What I learned from Doris Lessing: Life is too short to read books you don’t like.)

About anniepearsonOK

Author of the Restoration Rules and Rain City series; managing editor of Jugum Press.

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