The Making of Center of Gravity’s Cover: From Start to Finish

I thought it might be interesting for everyone to have an inside look at how my publisher, Thomas Nelson (a division of HarperCollins), and the in-house graphic design team came up with my great (IMO) cover for Center of Gravity.

In total, I was given 13 different covers to review. 13! That doesn’t even take into account all of the revisions made behind closed doors! By the time we reached 12, it was crunch time and we went through a flurry of minor changes in order to get the ARC proof (Advance Reading Copy) to the printer on time.

Here’s a look at the 4 rounds and the final choice. Round One: October 14, 2014 (Very Exciting!)


Round Two: October 24, 2014 (I liked these even better!)


Meanwhile, I was editing book 2 and outlining book 3 ….. And then ….

Round Three: February 10, 2015 (Adored #2, but the cover was only a suggestion, as red is reserved for thriller novels, not suspense!)


Round Four: February 12, 2015 (The team decided on this hue/color!)


Final Choice: February 13, 2015 (Very happy!)


What are your thoughts? Which one do you like best & why?  

~ Laura

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