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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Do You See What I See?

Sung to the tune of "Do You Hear What I Hear"--just because this Jew is still grooving on the Christmas tunes. You may need to sing some of the lines a little fast to make it fit.

Said the writer to the bloggers who helped her work on the book
Do you see what I see?
Just down this post a bit, blog readers,
Do you see what I see?
A cover, a cover, for the front of the book
It is worth a good long look
It is worth a good long look

Um...you'll need to click on the image to enlarge it and take a closer look in order to fully appreciate the cover.

I have also set up a website specifically for the book--called The Land of If--where I can upload information and there is even a place to purchase it, hint hint. I'll place a link to it in the header navigation bar.

On that hint, hint--um...you know...you could purchase the book ahead of time. I mean, if you were going to buy it anyway. I'm not sure how presales work at all, but wouldn't it be cool if the book sold out before it even hit the shelves? It would probably make people realize that infertility is more wide-spread than they think (or that I have a small book run?).

So that's the cover and that's the book site. And now I can go back to dancing under the mistletoe and waiting for someone to kiss me.

83 comments:

Deb said...

YAY! How exciting!

So happy for you!

Kymberli said...

I LOVE the cover. I know you said you had to give up some creative control over the cover design, but did you have any input at all on the concept? It's brilliant.

Congratulations!

elizabeth said...

WOW! That is so Great!!! Hugs and kisses to you :-)

Geohde said...

I'm impressed! Congratulations aplenty,

J

VA Blondie said...

Way cool! How wonderful it is!

elizabeth said...

I just friended you on facebook, even though by doing so I'm probably outing myself as infertile....

loribeth said...

Woohoo!! I love it! And I can't wait to get my hands on it! : )

JJ said...

Oh I LOVE it! So excited for you Mel! Thanks for all your hard work!

Waiting Amy said...

Love it, love it, love it!

I'm so proud and happy for you! I can't believe it went so fast!

Congratulations!

itsazooaroundhere said...

Wow, I love it!! Congratulations. Personally, my favorite is Donor Insemination Sea. I feel like I've been swimming in that damn body of water too long...

Tash said...

**SMOOCH**

Awesome.

Infertility Warrior said...

The cover looks GREAT (and I work part time at a bookstore, so I would know!!!) Congratulations!

'Murgdan' said...

AWESOME! I'm so happy for you! Congrats! (Can't wait to make my purchase)

Yoka said...

Congratulations. I am so excited for you and love the cover.

MrsSpock said...

Wahoo! That said, step away from the Christmas music, LOL...

Meghan said...

Congrats! I love the idea behind the cover, it's great. I'll definitely be pre-ordering my copy, provided you sign it for me next time I see you l

Cara said...

CONGRATS! This is so big! The cover is genius. He-he ...I'm giddy over here for you and your success, cause - come on, how could it NOT sell out?

Funny, an I just finished a soul searching post about the writing bug taking over!

It certaily bit you..and good!

Indigo said...

Congratulations!! I sure do wish that I would have had a book and a support system 10 years ago when I was struggling with infertility. It was so taboo then!!

Kristin said...

OMG...how freaking awesome is that. I can NOT wait to be able to buy it (now please let the release dates and my finances cooperate).

Faith said...

CONGRATS!!! That's very exciting! Love the cover.

Dora said...

WOO HOO!!! Love the cover! Brilliant!

I pre-ordered my copy before clicking here to comment. :-)

Lindsay said...

What a perfect cover! Congrats!!! I'm so excited for you!

Another Dreamer said...

Ooooohhhh! I love it! It is glorious.

Tara said...

I love the cover!

bleu said...

Wow, besides it being so darn exciting and such a HUGE deal to have a cover, then the cover itself is soooooooooo awesome Mel. I ABSOLUTELY ADORE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

But of course your cover would be truly interesting and clever and smart, just like YOU!!!

Mrs. Spit said...

It's lovely, congrats!

orodemniades said...

I am going to order this for the bookstore tomorrow.

WOO TO THE HOO!!!

Say, you going on tour at all? Because I would totally host you at the store...

Lisa said...

Oh, Melissa, this is just so very exciting!!! Mazel Tov!!

Kahla said...

It looks great!!

Jendeis said...

Hon, I am so proud of you! I love the cover; it's so beautiful! Can't wait to read it.

tragicoptimist said...

How exciting. Congratulations! That cover is amazing. You need to submit that cover to the Strange Maps blog - http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/

I'm also curious to know how much input you had on that design.

Meredith said...

This cover looks fabulous! Ditto the book website. Way to go Mel!

Emily said...

Holy Moly!!! That is so cool! Congrats Mel! You must be superduper proud! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Les said...

Oh. My. GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!

Donor Insemination Sea. There are no words to tell you how much I love that cover.

And I am thrilled for you. And tomorrow, when I'm half conscious, I'll pre-order your book.

Once again, you are a genius. Congratulations.

Fertilized said...

This is so freaking fantastic!

Lisa said...

Oh, that is just way cool. Congratulations!!

B said...

WHACKO! As my mother would say. Or it might even be deserving of a WHACKADOO!

But it is an amazing achievement and I will judge it by it's cover. IT LOOKS GREAT!

congratulations.

Barb

Brenda said...

Congratulations, Mel! I can't wait to read it! :)

Vee said...

Whooohooo !! I love, love, love the cover. It's very clever. What an achievement Mel, congratulations ! I am very excited for you.

Artblog said...

Kiss, kiss, kiss and of course I'll buy the book ;) xxxxxxxx

Bean said...

CONGRATS!!! I can't wait to read it. I just got the email confirmation for my pre-order!

Mrs. Higrens said...

How thrilling! This will go on my personal Christmas list of things to buy myself, just because I'm worth it.

theclam said...

CONGRATULATIONS MEL!!! It looks GREAT!!!

WHOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

Piccinigirl said...

It's gorgeous! I love it, it's absolutely PERFECT!!
Congratulations!!!

ms. c said...

Mel! What a beuatiful sight! I got shivers when I scrolled down and saw the brilliant cover.
Many mazel tovs!

IdleMindOfBeth said...

WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Congrats darlin!

YAY!

MsPrufrock said...

Well, will you look at that! I have a tendency to be drawn to books because of their covers (it's the art history major in me), and I would completely be interested in that before I even saw the title.

Wonderful and amazing. Many ongratulations!

areyoukiddingme said...

Ni-i-i-ice. And affordable too!

LJ said...

Oh I am so ordering now.

CJ said...

It's beautiful!! Congratulations!!

Magpie said...

Awesome! The cover is great - and I wish the book had been around seven years ago.

Julia said...

A lovely sight, that.

Say... Is there a way for those who preorder to get a signed copy? Or do we have to wait, like mere mortals?

Somewhat Ordinary said...

OMG, I love the cover! This is so exciting and I CAN NOT WAIT to get my hands on it. Would love to know about pre-sales...

WaterBishop said...

wonderful!! Congrats!

chicklet said...

Holy, a real book, REAL! That's awesome. Just awesome. Congrats!

Michelle said...

I love it!!!!!!

YAY!!!

calliope said...

oh WOW!!!! Lady that is one kick ass book cover of what I am certain is one kick ass book!!
YAY YOU!!!!!!
so so proud of you!
xo

serenity said...

OMG YOU HAVE A COVER!! OF A BOOK.

I am so excited, Mel. And super super proud of you.

Soupy said...

WHOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO that is one gorgeous book cover! I'm soooo excited for you (and to get this!)
Congratulations! :)

Susan said...

Wow, I love the new layout! It's been a while since I've read blogs. I have a 7 wk old now.

I'm sharing this site because I know you can get the word out to millions. It's a give a way for a Sleepy Wrap. Here's the link if you are interested in posting it.

http://quiverfullfamily.com/2008/11/30/contest-sleepy-wrap-giveaway/#comment-4492

I can't wait to be able to catch up one day.

Jen J said...

WAHOOOOOOOO!

Congratulations Melissa!!!! That is AWESOME!!!! I bet that you feel an amazing sense of accomplishment! I will totally be buying the book!!!! I wrote the release date on my calendar so that I don't forget to order it!

Love the cover too! I bet that you'll be framing it!

YAY!

DI_Dad said...

Very very cool. I am buying a copy and we are not even at this point anymore. Congrats now you have to kick me to write my book.

I do love the Donor Insemination Sea as well.

Regards, Eric

Billy said...

Congratulations!
LOVED the cover - think it's brilliant!!!

B.Mare said...

Hey, that's brilliant! Really excited and pleased for you. Will there be a UK edition? Loving the cover too!

Kristen said...

I LOVE IT MEL!!! Congratulations! One step closer to bringing international awareness to IF.

Kathy said...

WAHOO!!! YAY!!! YIPEE!!! So happy for and proud of you! I will definately be pre-ordering a copy and add me to the list of people that would love to have it signed if possible... :)

Lee said...

Congratulations!

katd said...

MEL! That is so awesome! Something about seeing the actual cover makes it seem so real. I can't wait to read it...I may have to purchase early:)

Martha said...

I am very proud of you, I will be adding it to my clinical library. Thanks, M

nancy said...

That's sooooo cool. And all the little places on the map. heh. Awesome. Simply awesome.

astral said...

I'm so excited I have goosebumps!! I can't wait to get the book!!! I'm hoping you'll do a book tour around here.

Paz said...

WOW. So impressed, so proud, so ready to start reading!

Stacie said...

Love it! I am so excited for you! COngrats!

battynurse said...

Ok but if I pre buy it can I get it signed??? Great cover.

Jess said...

OH!! I want it signed too!! I love the cover design! :)

(Oh, and PS...my word verification word was "baryn" which is funny. Now. Since of course NOW I ended up NOT BEING, otherwise, frankly, I would be complaining right now.)

luna said...

so effing awesome, mel. you are, that is. and the cover is way cool too.

definitely need my copy signed. soooo, when is the publisher bringing you out west for some signings?

so proud of you!

Alex said...

Looking great !...well done.

Carrie27 said...

I love the cover. Well, thought out! Definitely grabbed my attention.

I can't wait to read it!

Amanda said...

How amazing! I'm so excited for you!!

Sassy said...

That's awesome Mel. I love the map.

JamieD said...

Oh, Mel! I love it! I can't wait to get my very own copy!

Peeveme said...

Too cool for words.

chicklet said...

I have finally pre-ordered mine, yay!