Friday, September 11, 2009

The Offical Unveiling of This World We Live In Cover

I asked my editor if I could have a picture of the cover of This World We Live In that I could put on my blog in a better than I printed it on typing paper and pinned it to a chair with needles and took a picture of it with my beloved digital camera format. Something a tad more professional.

And I got one! The super great thing about this is they changed the cover. I'd test you except the version that I originally posted here is so pathetic you can't see the change. But instead of it saying: SUSAN BETH PFEFFER BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF LIFE AS WE KNEW IT, it now says: SUSAN BETH PFEFFER THE NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF LIFE AS WE KNEW IT

I asked for that change, and it's good to know they listen to me.

So without further ado (we've had enough ado to last us), here is the Official Unveiling Of the This World We Live In cover.


33 comments:

Corey B said...

Oh I really like that! Beautiful cover and how I imagined the world looked like in my head in your novels.

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi Corey B-

Yes, isn't it beautiful. Desolate and otherworldly and sad.

Lest anyone regard that as a spoiler, let me say that This World We Live In is not necessarily desolate and sad (it never was otherworldly)!

Maddy Myers said...

I absolutely love the cover! it's perfect!

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hello and thank you Maddy Myers!

Dawn said...

I. Love. It!

The house is perfect. I can totally visualize the family living in this house in LAWKI. I can not wait!

Dawn

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Happy Friday afternoon Dawn-

I have to admit, I'm impatient also.

I'll be even more impatient during the long cold winter months!

Syd said...

WOW! it looks so cool! thats actually what i kinda imagined the family's house in LAWKI to look like. I love it!

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi Syd-

I really think Harcourt did a fabulous job with this cover.

I admit I'm kind of curious about what the back cover will be like!

Rebecca Herman said...

love the cover!

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hello Rebecca Herman-

Me too!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is an amazing cover, really stunning.
Cannot wait to read the book.
This is so exciting!!
You must be thrilled.
All my best,
Maria

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Good Friday almost evening Maria-

Yes, I am thrilled.

That is just the right word!

sarah said...

It looks wonderful! And I can't wait to read it!

Anonymous said...

Love the cover and I would get Shirley Bassey to sing the title song.

Glen

Chris said...

Amazing cover. Unfortunately, this makes me want to read TW even more.

Oh well, good things come to those who wait. Even if it kills me.

writerross said...

I think it's perfect and wonderful and another eye-popping cover, Susan.

Thank you for sharing this with us. Could you please tell us the name of the artist? I am downstairs. LIFE and DEAD are upstairs. Am I being too lazy to go check myself? (Um, yes.)

When is the pub date for THIS WORLD?

-Pamela

Linda Jacobs said...

Love it! Can't wait to have it in my hands!

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Good Saturday evening to Sarah and Glen and Chris and Writerross and Linda Jacobs-

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you.

And just in case this needs saying, yes, I agree.

I don't know who did the cover design for TW. Kelly Eismann designed the covers for LAWKI and d&g, both of which combined photograhs.

Pub date for TW is April 1, 2010, which is 6 1/2 months from now (or, if you prefer to look at this way, fall and winter from now).

melissa @ 1lbr said...

I love it! Looks fantastic - especially with the other two.

Kelly G said...

The house is exactly how I pictured it. For the past year I have been bugging my sister to read LAWKI. She called me on Friday to tell me she started reading it during her lunch hour and was late getting back to work. I have read both books and can't wait for the sequel.

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi to melissa@1br and Kelly G-

I'm eager to see all three books lined up myself. I think Harcourt has done a brilliant job making the covers interrelated, yet each one looking beautiful on its own.

Hmm...I think that's what they wanted me to do with the books as well. Let's hope I succeeded!

Anonymous said...

Publication date on April Fools Day. Interesting. Gives a whole new meaning to "the sky is falling."

Glad the publishers changed the blurb because the first version reads as though The NY Times wrote the Susan Beth Pfeffer story and LAWKI. no no no...

W. Slezak

Billy said...

Your first two books are amazing, and I cannot wait for This World We Live In to be released! The cover looks amazing, and my friends and I are very excited for the book.

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi Billy and thank you!

sarah said...

It looks Lovely!
It looks alot like the cover of LAWKI which i much preffered to the cover of the dead and the gone.
Great job!

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Thank you Sarah-

I love all 3 covers!

Anonymous said...

Can one book change one life? Yes.
Your book needs to come out now, for your fans sakes, your sake and my sake. Can I wait? NO!
How does it end? How does it begin? Will it leave me devastated? Or will it leave me cheery? Will I be satisfied with the ending? Please tell me this book WILL be what I hope it will be! I stunning surprise on everypage!

Steph M

Susan Beth Pfeffer said...

Hi Steph M-

I'm happy to tell you the book will be everything you hope it will be. I am a very optimistic person.

It will certainly be full of surprises unless you read some of the blog reviews. There are several that reveal many of those surprises.

I have links to all of them over at the thirdmoonbook blog. I do say which ones are spoiler filled, so if you want to hold off knowing until This World comes out (in just 2 months), you'll be able to!

Frank Mochrie said...

Hi Susan Love the covers on all 3 books, looks like you can just reach up and touch the moons..

argetotho said...

susan is there anyplace were you have put up anyof the book so that we can read part of it and also i think if you havent you should put up the first chapter or the first couple journal entries up so that people cna read it to see that they will love your books

argeotho said...

hey susan is there a website were you have posted part of the 3rd book so that people can read it if yoyu havent you should put one up with the first few parts of the 3rd book so that people can see how good your books are

argetotho said...

fist of all i would like to say that i loved all 3 of your books i have told so many of my family mebers and freinds to read them. the only thing is that the ending to the 3rd book was soooo sad that i find it hard to belive. i mean dont get me wrong there amazing, but so full of sorrow and sadnes and pain i have trouble sleeping, because i feel so connected with all of the characters, and seeing them suffer with the loss of friends and family feels like im loseing them too. you did an amazing job with these books, you are such an amazing witer, you make me feel like im in the books too

Payton Yoch said...

well im a 13 year old boy and i just got done reading the dead and the gone and im not big on reading but i had 2 for a book report but anyways......wow...that was sad and depressing and that book is going 2 haunt me for a long time but....i loved it it was a great book probably the best book i have ever read............so ya just wanted to say that