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Monday, September 23, 2013

Cinderskella Cover Reveal + Huge Publisher Announcement

So I found out last week, just before the LUW annual conference, about a huge thing that's happening with my publisher. I've just been so busy with both my book releases and blog tours that I haven't gotten a chance to share it on my blog list.

As most of you know, I have two books forthcoming from Jolly Fish Press. Citadels of Fire, book 1 of the Kremlins trilogy was slated for release October 5th. The Botanist, a crime drama, is going to be released spring 2014.

Now, as October 5th is three weeks away and I still haven't released cover art yet, I'm thinking you've guessed that my release date has been pushed back. As much as that sucks, it's actually a good thing in the long run.

My publisher, Jolly Fish Press, has partnered with IPG, which is a heavyweight distributor. This means many of their title's release dates will be pushed back, but it also means we'll have MUCH bigger distribution. The potential is not just national but international as well. (Squee!) They'll be releasing the cover art for Citadels of Fire soon, and we're going to start drumming up hype for it now, even though it probably won't release until early next year.

See full announcement HERE.

And, in related news...

Aimee Borst, JFP Author is revealing her book's cover today! Surprise! Check it out below. (P.S. It's awesome!)

Cindy is just a normal 11 3/4 year old girl. At least until she wakes up one night and finds out she's dead. Well, she isn't technically dead--she just doesn't have any hair...or a nose...or skin. Yep--all bones, no body.

Human by day and skeleton by night, Cindy is definitely cursed. And because her mother recently died, Cindy has no one to turn to except a father who is now scared of her and an evil stepmother who makes her do the housecleaning with a toothbrush. To make matters worse, the Spring Fling dance is approaching, and Ethan, the cutest boy in the sixth grade, doesn't seem to know Cindy exists. Of course, Cindy doesn't think letting Ethan find out she's part skeleton is the best way to introduce herself.

While face such perils as pickled pig's feet, a wacky fortune teller, and a few quick trips to the Underworld, Cindy's determined to break the curse--even for a single night. 

Cinderskella is available for purchase at Barnes & Noble.

Amie and Bethanie Borst are a mother-daughter writing team. Amie believes in Unicorns, uses glitter whenever the opportunity arises, accessories in pink and eats too much chocolate.  Bethanie is a spunky 13 year old middle-schooler who loves archery, long bike rides and studying edible plant-life. Cinderskella is their first book together and is part of the Scarily Ever Laughter series. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, From the Mixed-UpFiles of Middle-Grade Authors and blog. 

Amie Borst is celebrating her book release and cover reveal with a monthly giveaway in The Great Cinderskella Giveaway! If you’d like to win a $25 Amazon gift card, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. You’ll be automatically entered into the grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire in October! 

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So, what do you think? Good thing? Bad thing?


  1. That sounds like SUCH great news! Having a big distribution will make a wonderful difference. Congrats! Guess I'll just have to wait to read your book. :)

  2. Sweet! You lose a book launch date, but gain an international release! Excellent!

  3. Thanks for the shout out today, Liesel! I'm excited that JFP authors will have greater distribution now, too! Can't wait for Citadels :)