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message 1: by [deleted user] (last edited Nov 14, 2009 03:47PM) (new)

Courtesy of writingya.blogspot.com, here are a few steps to creating the cover for your debut Young Adult novel

1.) Get a penname. All of the cool authors have one!

Go to "Fake Name Generator" or click http://www.fakenamegenerator.com/

The name that appears is your author penname.


2.) Get a title for your novel

Go to "Random Word Generator" or click: http://www.websitestyle.com/parser/ra...

The word listed under "Random Verb" is your title.


3.) Get a book cover picture from Flickr

Type your title into the search box. The first photo that you find is your cover.

~Edit, add the text to your photo and, boom, your Young Adult novel's cover is created!~


message 2: by [deleted user] (last edited Jul 31, 2009 03:53AM) (new)

Guy's here's mine! Tell me if you like it. Look at the review, on the top of the cover:
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I made another one that wasn't funny as much as it was chilling and sad.


message 3: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod
Lol, it actually looks like someone could have really done it. Mine looks fake in a way.

How do you get a picture on here?


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

I uploaded mine to phobucket, they host the images, just don't move them. Type in the code and the link to the photo.
[image error]

((By the way, that's the photo I used to show the old font))


message 5: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod
lol, okay. I'll post it in a sec.


message 6: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (last edited Jul 31, 2009 08:20PM) (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod



message 7: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod
the caption reads:
"An unmitigated triumph. Siciliani's chilling tale of underground musicians provides a new perspective on human nature."


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

It's great, Liz. :D

I head fun making mine, so I have like two different books. XD


message 9: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod
what's your other one?


message 10: by [deleted user] (new)

Like I said, it's kind of sad, and chilling. I added a Newberry Award, too:[image error]


message 11: by [deleted user] (new)

The caption on the photo said: "Justify that black eye"


message 12: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod
Wow. I would read that. Or at least admire the cover. The author name needs a different colour though.


message 13: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod
You know what? We should totally try to market this book! We could post phony book reviews and stuff (if not on goodreads, on other places), and get the internet in a total spin about it...

And also see how many people pretend they've read it.

And then when it's revealed that it's a fake, we should have a contest, and the winners get to write the chapters...

Okay, now I think I'm going a bit too far...


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

Lol, we'd be like :

Passionate Fan: "It was an amazing book, who ever hasn't read it must be living under a rock!"

Agreeing Fan that knows of Flogging:"I know, right? Who hasn't heard of Justify should be flogged! It's a newberry award winner for pete's sake!"

Obsessive Fangirl:"OMG I LUVVEEEDDD IT!!!!! And remember when the girl did that thing?"

Obsessive Fangirl's Friend"OMG THAT THING WAZ AMAZIN!!!"


message 15: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod
Obsessive Fangirl's Friend's Friend: It was SOOOOO good!!! I cried for HOURS after it and I wished it never ended!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

Reputable Reviewer: "An amazing story that ended poetically"

Commenter after RR:"OMG CAN YOU BELIVE" *spoiler


message 17: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod
Random #1: I know! I SO wasn't expecting it!!!! And then it happened and i was like HUH? and then I was all "OMIGOSH THAT"S SO COOL!!!!!!!:



message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

Weird Comment Person:"It's more riveting than my family photo album..."


message 19: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod
Random #2: More emotional than my 2-minute noodles...


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

XD that last review was awesome.


message 21: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod
Aww shucks. *blushes* I try...


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

:)


message 23: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod
YAY! SMILIES!

:*__*:

freckles.


message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

Lol.


message 25: by Lilli (new)

Lilli Heres mine:


GlitterFly.com - Customize and Share your images


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

Wow, that's cool Lillian, I could see that. :)


message 27: by Lilli (new)

Lilli thx! I got lucky with the title


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

Sometimes you'll get a title and then a picture that doesn't match at all, those ones are like brain teasers. You have to figure out how a flute relates to harry old man.

"Maybe the man is musical--no he's too lazy looking to play"


message 29: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod
It was his wife's. She used to play all the time. And then she got sick with a brain tumour, too sick to play. And then one day, she died. Silence lives in their house now. This is all he has left of her. Ever since she died, he's let himself go.


message 30: by [deleted user] (new)

Awww, I was hoping for a romantic comedy!


message 31: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod
My inner tragedy winneth out...eth.


message 32: by [deleted user] (new)

Oh well, I'd still read it. Especially if it had your name on it.


message 33: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod
Aww. Thanks. Never mind the fact that my name isn't even Liz, lol... It's just an alias because I'm paranoid.


message 34: by [deleted user] (new)

Lol, they don't call them aliases (no matter how awesome that sounds). Now they're just pen names.


message 35: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod
ha ha. It's not my pen name though.


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

That is true.

By the way, there are some weird pen names out there. One of my favorites is "Topsy Kretts". I'm not sure if anyone uses it, but I saw a mention of it in "The Number 23" film, and I thought it was interesting.

"My name? Uh. Top Secrets. How do I spell it? T-o-p-s-y K-r-e-t-t-s"


message 37: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod
LULZ!


message 38: by [deleted user] (new)

Speaking of covers what do you think about the new cover to Liar?---> Liar by Justine Larbalestier



There was an outrage at the cover having been "white-washed" because the character was African-American but the cover had a caucasian on the cover
--->

I'm glad they finally made the decision to stay true to the character.


message 39: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod
I've never read Liar. Is it good?


message 40: by Lilli (new)

Lilli IDK I haven't read it


message 41: by Lilli (new)

Lilli I'm going to make another book cover.


message 42: by [deleted user] (new)

Liz wrote: "I've never read Liar. Is it good?"


I haven't read it either, but it's on my to-do list. I heard it's amazing. It's a story a compulsive liar who admits that she is one, at the beginning of the book. She tells you about a murder investigation into the death of someone she knows, she is the suspect. She swears she didn't do it. But she also tells you about how she can convince anyone of anything. So from start to finish you don't know whether or not to believe her or whether or not she is just a big fat liar. Even though she swears this time she's telling you the truth.

Lillian wrote: "I'm going to make another book cover."


They're fun, aren't they? I made two, myself. :)


message 43: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod
Actually, I just found out it's by Justine Larbalestier. I'm not touching it.


message 44: by [deleted user] (new)

Oh I didn't notice that. Hmm. Was it "ditch your fairy" when you started disliking her, or was it another book?


message 45: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod
ditch your fairy. And then I read a short story by her from Love Is Hell and I didn't enjoy it at all.

actually I just added it because some reviewer said it was completely unlike ditch your fairy.


message 46: by [deleted user] (new)

Yeah, it's supposed to be deep. She actually blogged about the book covers (I was following the issue) and she said she liked the publishing company because most others would not have let her go from "Something light like 'Ditch your Fairy' to something dark like 'Liar'"


message 47: by Liz, The Steampunk Rabbit Girl (new)

Liz | 115 comments Mod
I must remember that publishing company then. I have a feeling that I'm going to switch genres a lot.


message 48: by [deleted user] (new)

*Nods* The thing is, is that the publishing company is also the one that stirred the outrage over the incorrect cover for Liar. They only just now fixed the cover to look like the character.


message 49: by Lilli (new)

Lilli I finally made it:

GlitterFly.com - Customize and Share your images


message 50: by [deleted user] (new)

Oh thats cool, it's a gif and everything. :D


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