I have some exciting news to share with all of my readers….Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love, is letting her fans choose the US cover of her new novel THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS—an epic novel of love, ambition and 19th century botanical exploration, coming out from Viking on October 1st.
Voting on three potential book covers begins today 3/21/13 at 8am on Gilbert’s Facebook page and runs through Sunday night 3/24/13. I hope you’ll consider voting in this contest and helping spread the word about this exciting opprotunity!
See here for USA Today’s coverage including quotes from Gilbert.
To my knowledge, Gilbert is one of the first authors to hand such an enormous decision over to her fans. Social media has become an integral part of any book launch – from author Twitter chats to Google hangouts to Facebook giveaways – but engaging fans in cover selection, a part of the business that has remained largely behind-the-scenes, will be surprising and exciting to many.
You can learn more about Elizabeth Gilbert and the voting at www.elizabethgilbert.com.
So here’s the big question….which one will you vote for? For me, I personlly like the cover with the woman in the field. Even though I am partial to the purple cover simply because I love purple and it’s eye catching, but I really like the ‘feeling’ I get when I look at the cover with the woman on it.
For me it produces a direct connection for the audience….a woman along amoung the flowers, it suggests a personal journey for the heroine. So there you have it, that’s how I’m voting!
Please help spread the word by voting, tweeting, and sharing on your social media platforms!
I can’t wait for the release of this book….it sounds very compelling!