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The Making of a Cover in 20 Easy Steps
1.Have a discussion with my editor about my (fairly lame) ideas for a cover. Use the word “FIRE” a lot until finally my editor admits that all I seem to want is a cover that is on fire.
2.Agree that the cover on fire would be awesome, if somewhat dangerous, and that bookstores might show a certain reluctance to shelve a flaming missive by other flammable books.
3.Leave the cover design in the capable hands of Harper’s amazing design team.
4.Hear from them a few weeks later that they’re thinking of using a super long cloak to wrap around the spine the way the dresses wrap around the spine in the Luxe books.
5.Squeal at the brilliance of it and ask if the title can be flame-tipped because … Fire. How cool would that be?
6.Learn that the cover will be a photo shoot and that they are auditioning models.
7.Pick out the model with editor and agree that she’s fierce and perfect for the character of Rachel.
8.Receive a cover comp a few weeks later that looks lik…