Friday, April 04, 2008

Go Ahead, Judge My Book ...

... by the cover. What do you think it's about?
Coming January 2009 from Random House

18 comments:

  1. oh no!
    not Asha Means Hope? I so loved that title. But anyways, this cover looks really nice! It's very artistic, but if your intent was to stay away from putting your book in a cultural category--then I'd say this wasn't such a great idea. But I love the black and white photo.

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  2. It's beautiful! It makes me want to read it, definitely!

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  3. wow, wow, wow. that is a brilliant cover.

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  4. Anonymous10:36 PM

    this is a really afantastic cover. very tempting title I cannot wait to read monica

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  5. Wo-hoo! It's beautiful, Mitali. I can't wait to read it :)

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  6. Oh, Mitali! Wow, this is the WEEK for cool book covers! I really like this. (And I am coveting those eyelashes.) Sticking with a between-cultures theme, I think this is a book about... relationships... maybe traditional vs. Western? And someone is keeping a secret...? Or is that too generic?

    It's GORGEOUS. Congratulations, Mitali!

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  7. Ooo baby I can't wait to read that one! Give us more!

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  8. Love it! Definitely a pick-me-up-and-read-me cover!

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  9. Beautiful cover and I love the girls eyelashes. It's about... keeping secrets? I'm not good at that game. I couldn't guess the content of Barbara's book (commenting above me) and it was titled How to Steal a Dog.

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  10. Great title and cover, Mitali!

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  11. Monika12:25 PM

    Beautiful, Mitali. Sejal was asking if she can model for one of your covers next time!

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  12. Ooh! A child keeps a secret about her family! Or from her family... It definitely implies the idea of culture and of...introspection and thoughtfulness. Great cover!

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  13. Thank you all so much. And your guesses about content are so great -- my feeling is that a reader should be able to glimpse a bit of what the book's about from the cover, and perhaps guess what it's going to make you feel if you accept the invitation to read it.

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  14. Wow, awesome cover!!!!

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  15. Love it!! In the bookstore it would not only catch my eye, it would jump into my hands, and start turning pages!

    Congrats,
    gail

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  16. I hate to be the sole negative voice here - the colors, the patterns are lovely!

    But the title combined with the girl's bowed head and unsmiling face instantly made me think, "Uh-oh! Her secret's gonna take years of therapy to get over." Her posture and expression imply shame and hurt to me.

    Not that that would prevent me from reading the book, come to think of it.

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  17. I love the varied responses. Thanks so much, everybody!

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  18. wow is this book one of those really deep books?
    i would love to read it, certainly after looking at that cover.

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