This contest is officially over. Winners announced on October 10. Thanks everyone! 🙂
Authors don’t design the covers of their books. Cover art is usually conceived by in-house book designers and I am very very lucky that the designer Scholastic assigned to my books is Whitney Lyle. Whitney has done an amazing job with both covers! And I love the way the second cover, the one you are about to see, compliments the first. I asked Whitney to share a little about how she came up with these cover designs. Here is what she said:
Thanks Whitney! It turned out great!
So… now time for the drumroll… here is the cover for THE BOY PROBLEM! I’m so excited about it that I’m doing a giveaway. Make sure to scroll down to the end of the post for details.
Isn’t that great? I especially like the way the post-it notes used here compliment the index card found on the cover of my first book. You can see more of Whitney Lyle’s fabulous work HERE.
Now, those of you who’ve kept up with what’s going on with this book might notice a really big change on the cover that you weren’t expecting. See it? Yep, in the past two weeks we’ve undergone a title change! So now The Boy Prediction is The Boy Problem! (But we managed to work the word prediction in anyway, so don’t worry, you’ll still get your fill of 8 balls, fortune cookies and the like).
Let’s go on to the contest, shall we? Sudipta’s virtual visit giveaways were so popular last spring that I thought I’d try one too.
IN CELEBRATION OF THIS FABULOUS COVER, I will be giving away a free 30-minute Virtual Classroom Visit, where I would be happy to tell your chosen class all about how this book came together, and answer questions about being an author. (Don’t worry if you’re not a teacher — you can donate the Virtual Visit to any class you choose! Or I’ll send you one of my new signed paperbacks of The Boy Project instead.)
Entries will be accepted until October 9, 2013. The winner will be selected using the random number generator at random.org and announced on October 10.
Here are the rules for this giveaway. It’s super-easy:
The ONLY thing that is Required is to enter your name and email address in the form below. This is so I can reach you. Email addresses will not be published.
If you want to enter multiple times, keep reading. This is optional! You will get an extra entry for doing any of the following:
(1) leave me a comment here with your thoughts on the cover.
(2) follow me on Twitter – mention that in a comment below. (You can follow from the right sidebar too.)
(3) tweet this post to your own Twitter followers and tag me @kamikinard in the tweet.
(4) like fellow blogger Sudipta’s author page on Facebook – mention that in a comment below.
(5) follow this blog (right sidebar) — mention that in a comment below.
or (6) like my Facebook author page – mention that in a comment below.
Love the cover AND the contest! Thanks for doing this!
I love this cover – the post-its are great! It totally compliments The Boy Project. And I can’t wait to read this one. I already follow you on FB & Twitter & your blog – I will tweet this contest and like Sudipta’s page.
Congratulations Kami! The cover looks terrific!
Congrats on the new cover–it looks awesome!
The cover looks great! I really love the color, and it ties in so well with the first book. Yay!
Love the new cover, Kami! Just followed you on Twitter. I teach a gifted reading enrichment group of 6th graders at Woodland Elementary School in Liberty Twp, OH…It would be super cool to win that virtual author visit!!!
@kamikinard Love the new cover, Kami! Just followed you on Twitter. I teach a gifted reading enrichment group of 6th graders at Woodland Elementary School in Liberty Twp, OH…It would be super cool to win that virtual author visit!!!
LOVE the cover, especially the color!
Love the cover!!
The cover looks great!!!
Like the way the artwork on your two books look together!
Way to go…