Friday, January 18, 2019

NEW KINDRILY COVERS!

I'm so excited to reveal the new covers for my Kindrily series! 
Be sure to check out the contest at the bottom of this post to win a signed set of paperbacks.
Now, without further ado, here they are...
 *throws star confetti*
This big change has me so excited, but also a little nerve-wracked because I’m hoping and praying that the new covers appeal to readers. Instead of just telling you why I decided to change the covers, I thought it would be fun to include a conversation with my fantastic cover designer, Michelle at Melissa Williams Design.

Karen: What did you think when I told you I wanted to redo the Kindrily covers? Especially considering you had already redone the Fighting For Infinity cover a couple years ago?

Michelle: Honestly, I was a little excited. I liked your previous covers, but it always seemed like something was missing. It was just a question of whether you wanted to invest the time and money into creating a whole new feel for your series. Over the years, I've noticed how beloved these books are to you, so I didn't try too hard to restrain myself from encouraging you to go forward with a redesign.

K: I LOVE the new covers. Even with only a quick glance, I feel like they clearly and beautifully say, magical love story, which was the goal. The old covers will always hold a special place in my heart, but I think they could be a tad confusing unless you knew what the story was about. How do you feel about them?

M: I agree! I think these covers better convey romance immediately, rather than hinting at it. I know there's a lot more to the series, but you're trying to reach a certain readership, and hitting the mark at first glance is super important. I think that's one of the things that I see many covers miss, and one reason why I like doing redesigns so much. It's a chance to figure out who you're really trying to reach in your readership. 

K: Here's a comparison of the old covers with the new. Again, I'll always love the original covers and they served their purpose for the past few years, but I think the new ones make the series much more branded and cohesive. (Not to mention, all the pretty stars!)



M: The fresh new look is so exciting, and I feel like it really incorporates the magical, ethereal quality that was missing before.

K: We've done several covers together since Tangled Tides in 2011, which one is your favorite and why?

M: GRASPING AT ETERNITY is my ultimate favorite cover so far! I just love how it all comes together with the striking colors and the characters, the magic and the real-world element of the rock. I've found myself looking at that cover more than any others. Perhaps it's partly because of the fun I had creating it with you! It was a perfectly balanced creative project.

K: Thanks! We did have quite a few laughs during the process, but I'll spare readers from our private jokes. 

Grasping's cover is gorgeous, but it's impossible for me to choose a favorite. Besides the continuing theme of soul mates in a starry sky, there are lots of other fun details and symbolism that readers may pick up on. Like the new infinity symbol (LOVE!) or the Sedona scenery, and the hot air balloon on the back of Grasping at Eternity. (Readers will have to own the paperback to appreciate that detail .) 

Thanks so much, Michelle! I always enjoy working with you. 

What do YOU think of the new covers? 
Please tell me in the comments below or let me know on social media. (I'm anxious to know!)

The covers have been updated on most ebook retailers. If you already own the ebooks, you should be able to get the updated version for free. The paperbacks are taking a little longer but will hopefully be available next week

Want to  win a set? To celebrate, I’m giving away a signed set of the new paperbacks. You can enter via the Rafflecopter below. It is open internationally. I'll announce the winner next week.

Lastly, but very importantly, I highly recommend Michelle to anyone needing a talented artist who is easy to work with. 

Here’s her contact info: 

Instagram @melissawilliamsdesign




a Rafflecopter giveaway

UPDATE! Winners have been chosen.

On January 26th, Dana P. was chosen as the random Rafflecopter winner (above.)

For my other conest, those who signed up to help share on social media and/or blogs, the randomly selected winner from Random Name Picker was Amy B!

Thanks so much to all who entered and helped spread the word.

22 comments:

  1. So exciting! Absolutely adore the new covers.

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    1. Thanks so much! I adore them too, but I'm biased. :)

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  2. Wow! The covers are amazing!! Confession I do love the old covers as well! Love this series and would love to win! Thank you for the chance! xo

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    1. Thanks, Laura. I loved the old ones too. They had a good run. :)

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  3. I just cant stop looking at them!

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