Saturday, November 9, 2013

Thank You, Montlake Press

It's been about a year and a half since Amazon acquired Avalon Books, my former publisher. To be honest, I hadn't expected that those five books would see the light of day again. Boy! Was I wrong about that.
  As you can imagine, it's been a huge undertaking for Amazon's Montlake division (romance) to get a handle on all those books. As one of their many authors, I requested that they consider creating new covers for my books.
  Just today, Montlake has completed the new designs and uploaded them to the Amazon sales pages. They've done a great job in branding my books so they're recognizable as being from the same author. Great job, Montlake.
   My worst cover - hands down - was for my last book with Avalon: The Gift. It actually came in second in a contest for worst covers ever! Here's the new cover they designed. So attractive... and it's actually a scene from the book. I've always liked this story; it takes place just north of where I live now, on a large lake in Central British Columbia known all over North America for houseboating.
  If you'd like to check it out, here's the link on Amazon.


Sandy Cody said...

Love the new cover, Mona. I remember the original and this is such an improvement. Not only is it attractive, the fact that you were able to negotiate a new cover is symbolic of the opportunity writers have to chart their own course in this brave new publishing world. I'm proud to be part of the group and the way we've embraced change and grown with it.

Sydell Voeller said...

Mona, I love this new cover! Yes, it's great that Montlake is willing to work with us in this regard.

Sydell Voeller said...

I love this new cover, Mona. Very romantic!

Beate Boeker said...

Oooh, I wish I were there! A great cover, Mona! I'm happy for you