Monday, November 21, 2005
Well, after much angst, haggling and taking a poll, the new cover for the upcoming Trade version of Getting Hers actually speaks to the book, the potential audience and the characters.
They are three different, yet beautiful and determined women. The previous version of faces on the cover showed two women, who were pretty enough, but certainly looked as if they belonged on an Urban novel. My concern was not that the cover was not appealing, but rather that it sent the wrong message to potential buyers who would see the cover and expect to read about Sistah Girlz from Da Hood, which is not what GETTING HERS is all about.
I must say that I am pleased. I stood my ground and gave solid reasoning for my dissent and concern. Thankfully, my editor stood by me and they listened.