GILT also got a revamp. And there have been some interesting reactions to it. Personally, I love looking at book covers. I love the mood they set, the way they feel, what they suggest about what's inside. It seems like most readers feel the same way--but not the same way about each cover.
As an author, it's interesting to hear what people say about the covers of my books. It's one of the things that I have absolutely no control over. And I find it fascinating what images come up in other people's minds when they read what I've written. So getting several different cover treatments has been very eye-opening. And kind of like Christmas on a regular basis. Oooh! A new cover! Shiny!
The designers at Penguin are such a creative team, and I think each GILT cover has had a very distinct feel. I think each of them beg to be picked up for a different reason.
This is the image on the hardcover that many of you are already familiar with. I have always loved how different it is from just about every other YA novel out there. I adore the font and am still looking for the perfect match to the lipstick.
So my publisher decided on a redesign for both books. No models. No sexytimes. But still elegant, luxurious and something that I, personally, would pick up in an instant.
The paperback of GILT will be released May 7.