Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Unveiling my Book Cover!

Here it is, the final design for the hard cover book jacket of "Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie."

But wait, there's more. Check out the back!
It reads: “Beth Howard describes with warmth and wit how the bitter events in life are set off by the sweet ones — much like the ingredients of a good recipe. Making Piece is a moving account of love and loss.”

   –Jeannette Walls, New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Castle

Yes, that's right! Jeannette Walls, after reading an advance copy, said something nice about my book! I am beyond thrilled and, yes, grateful for her kind and generous words and the fact those words will now grace my book cover.

Oh, and here's my new author head shot, which will be on the inside book flap. Thanks to photographer Kathryn Gamble for making look waaaaay more glamorous in the photo than I look in real life. In real life I am either dressed in my overalls with my hair in braids and no makeup or worse, when the pie stand is closed, I don't bother getting dressed at all!

The publishing date is April 1, 2012, but the book will actually be on shelves March 27. Three more months to go. You can pre-order it now from several booksellers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books a Million. Thanks (in advance) for buying a copy!

7 comments:

John Cooper said...

Beth, congratulations on the imminent publication of your book, and on that tremendous blurb!

About pre-ordering: I want to support great authors, but I also want to support great local bookstores, such as Next Chapter Books, Second Story Books, and Boswell Books in my area. I want to see your book on their shelves! Do you recommend I call one of these stores and pre-order through them? What else can I do to help make sure your book is displayed prominently in local bookstores?

Pie Girl said...

Hi John. I just sent an email to my publisher to find out the answer to your excellent question. Stand by. Thanks for your interest not only in buying my book, but in supporting your local book stores!

Kelly Sedinger said...

Congrats! I will be buying a copy when the time comes.

Pie Girl said...

John, there will be a pre-sale link on indiebound.org -- but I don't have it yet.

And Kelly, I'd like to send you a book myself, signed. Your support has meant more to me than you realize.

Glen Turnbow said...

The photo of you that will be on the inside cover does look great. To me you appear to be photogenic. Don't deny it... I know what I'm talking about I'm a photographer. :)
Congrats on the book! Exciting!
Have I told you that I always ask people what their favorite kind of pie is?

Glen

http://gtimagery.blogspot.com/

Kelly Sedinger said...

Beth: Wow, that is extremely generous of you. I look forward to it!

(Weird: my word-verification is 'plumbr'.)

52weeks52couches said...

LOVE the cover and back of the book! And Jeannette's wonderful words...! CONGRATULATIONS!!!