Monday, March 21, 2016

Win These Books (open internationally)

Reminder.
You could win these books.

GIVEAWAY TIME

Read and Review MY LEA and/or I WON'T BREAK and get a chance to win these 3 brand new novels. All you need to do is read and review MY LEA and I WON'T BREAK and paste the links. Simple :)

Click the link here http://melly73.wix.com/emellyberry

It's open now until May 31, 2016. If you have reviewed MY LEA and/or I WON'T BREAK before today, you're still eligible to enter. Please note that spam entries will be deleted.

3 winners will be picked randomly and announced on June 6.

First winner will win a signed copy of I WON'T BREAK and a brand new copy of END OF DAYS.

Second winner will win a signed copy of I WON'T BREAK and a brand new copy of HUSH HUSH.

Third winner will win a signed copy of I WON'T BREAK and a brand new copy of ROMEO AND JULIET.

Open internationally.

Please help spreading the word using #emellyberryRR . Appreciate it so much.

Good luck!

Monday, March 14, 2016

READ AND REVIEW GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY TIME

Read and Review MY LEA and/or I WON'T BREAK and get a chance to win these 3 brand new novels. All you need to do is read and review MY LEA and I WON'T BREAK and paste the links. Simple :)

Click the link here or enter through the Rafflecopter.

It's open now until May 31, 2016. If you have reviewed MY LEA and/or I WON'T BREAK before today, you're still eligible to enter. Please note that spam entries will be deleted.

3 winners will be picked randomly and announced on June 6.

First winner will win a signed copy of I WON'T BREAK and a brand new copy of END OF DAYS.

Second winner will win a signed copy of I WON'T BREAK and a brand new copy of HUSH HUSH.

Third winner will win a signed copy of I WON'T BREAK and a brand new copy of ROMEO AND JULIET.

Open internationally.

Please help spreading the word using #emellyberryRR . Appreciate it so much.

Good luck!

Monday, February 22, 2016

The Meaning Behind a Book Cover

Everyone knows that being an indie author means we have to do everything ourselves, which is not entirely a bad thing. Besides experiencing the most epic growth in personal learning, I also enjoy exercising my decision making power and taking up responsibility for my actions. It's me putting on my big girl panties and say, "Let's roll". Everything we do is for the benefit of our crafts. Pretty cool, if you ask me :)

One of those responsibilities is designing the book cover. When it comes to cover, I want a design that's uniquely attached to the story. It has to mean something. For the characters as well as for the readers.

In I Won't Break, Rebecca (my talented cover artist) and I looked for a face that could be used to potray Lea. We all know Lea is half Dutch, half Chinese with features that are more European than Asian. The face also needed to capture the mood of the whole book. What we found was perfect.

Next, I added an object that was crucial in the story. If you've read the book, you will know why the necklace is an important symbol for Lea and Andrew.

I wanted the background to be white, because I think white symbolizes pureness. Rebecca then added a touch of blue; she made it even more perfect. The color blue, like the necklace, also means a lot to the characters, something that they cherished and lost and found again.

So there you have it, the step-by-step process of I Won't Break cover design.
Once you finish reading it, flip back to the front cover and pretend to see it again for the first time. Now that you read the book and know the story, do you see it differently?