Having a book published takes time, but there are landmarks along the way.
Selling the book. That’s a given.
Signing the contract, which can often happen later than you expect it to.
Delivery and acceptance, which is when your editor finally says, “Yes, I’m happy with the edits you have made to this book.”
Copy edits, when you start to see what the finished book looks like.
The first time you see the cover.
Advanced reader copies, when you get physical books to hand out to people.
The first time you see the cover
The first time you see your cover, however, isn’t necessarily the first time you can share it. We first saw a cover for Stars Uncharted in early November. It went through another iteration after that, and we saw the nearly-final one in early December. Even then, you can’t show anyone until the publishing team sign it off. So you end up sitting on this awesome cover, bursting to show someone, and you can’t.
So here we present, at long last, the cover for Stars Uncharted.
We think it’s awesome. Don’t you.