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January 22, 2009

The Jacket on the Girl in the Orange Dress

You can't judge a book by its cover, but sometimes you can judge the cover. The forthcoming book The Girl in the Orange Dress needed a jacket design appropriate to both its contents and its audience. We found ourselves with two great cover options, so we asked you to vote. You can read the full details here.

While the contest was heated, with four hundred people voting and contacting us to elaborate on their vote, ultimately one cover clearly dominated. So feast your eyes on the winning cover here; in a few months you'll be able to feast your eyes on the whole book.

By the way, we haven't forgotten that we promised a free copy of the book to five random responders. The winners will be announced in a forthcoming Likewise Notebook, an occasional e-mailed update on the goings and doings of Likewise Books by InterVarsity Press, and at the Likewise Facebook group. Good luck! May the orange dress be with you. 

Posted by Dave Zimmerman at January 22, 2009 1:50 PM Bookmark and Share


Hooray! The right cover won! Good job with the contest.

Comment by: Jon Boyd at January 22, 2009 4:38 PM

I wanted to vote, but Ontario was not accepted as a worthy address. I was strongly in favor of the empty dress. It aroused more curiosity. I get so many begging letters illustrated with pathetic or very cute children, some of which turn out to be fraudulent, I'm no longer moved without a good deal more knowledge.

Comment by: Dorothy Pape at January 23, 2009 9:38 AM

I was privileged enough to read Margot's fantastic book before it went through the editing phase, and I'm so thrilled to see it in the final stages of publication!

I especially wanted to tell y'all that that Lauren Winner endorsement is about the sweetest thing to ever happen to a memoir (in case you didn't already know :-P ). I know so many people I could get to buy the book based on Lauren's quote alone! I'm excited to see Orange Dress on the shelf next to Girl Meets God real soon. ;o)

Comment by: Ashleigh at January 26, 2009 4:57 AM

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Lisa Rieck is a reader and writer who likes to discuss good ideas over hot drinks and gets inspired by the sky. She takes in all kinds of good ideas as a proofreader for InterVarsity Press.

Rebecca Larson is a writer/designer/creative type who has infiltrated IVP's web department, where she writes and edits online content. She enjoys a good pun and loves the smell of freshly printed books.

David A. Zimmerman is an editor for Likewise Books and a columnist for Burnside Writers Collective. He's written three books, most recently The Parable of the Unexpected Guest. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/unexpguest. Find his personal blog at loud-time.com.

Suanne Camfield is a publicist for InterVarsity Press and a freelance writer. She floats ungracefully between work, parenting and writing, and (much to her dismay) finds it impossible to read on a treadmill. She is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild and blogs at The Rough Cut.

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