Video #5: Audio book cover reveal for THE DOLLHOUSE ASYLUM

(Partial transcript)

Hi, everyone! I’m Mary Gray, young adult author of marygraybooks.com. Some of you know that I’ve jumped into the foray of audio books. I wanted to make THE DOLLHOUSE ASYLUM available on audible.com, and that meant hiring a voice actress through ACX. I have signed with a magnificent talent, and she is recording the audio book even now. In the meantime (and I hadn’t entirely realized this when I began this endeavor) I’ve needed to create a new cover for THE DOLLHOUSE ASYLUM since I would be considered the publisher. I contacted Spencer Hill Press to be sure that I couldn’t use my old cover, because I love it, but they verified what I feared: that I needed a new cover for the audio book.

So, I went to my sister, Cammie Larsen, who so happens to be a very talented artist. Her work was recently published in THE FAITHFUL CREATIVE MAGAZINE and she worked up something that knocked my socks off!

So are you ready to see it? After I reveal it to you, I’m going to invite Cammie to join me to share a little about what she did to make it.

*Shows cover*

As you can see, audio book covers are actually square-shaped in design. I didn’t know that. And Cammie found the perfect stock image that would jive with my book. I love the blue color, the model is stunning, and the font just FITS.

*Split-screen with Cam* 

Hi, Cammie! I just want to say that I love what you did with my cover. I was wondering if you could share a little about what went through your mind when you created it?

(Her answers include: how we initially chose a different photo, but it was black and white and very limiting, how she chose the font, and a little about the layout.)