Monday, April 8, 2013

Cover Reveal! The Memory of After by Lenore Appelhans


Today I have something very special …  I get to announce the new title and paperback cover of LEVEL 2.

Going forward, LEVEL 2 will now be known as THE MEMORY OF AFTER, and the sequel, LEVEL 3, will know be known as CHASING BEFORE.

So, introducing THE MEMORY OF AFTER ….




I love it! Don’t you? I'm especially in love with the type and the sleek, almost high-fashion design. Fun fact: This photo is from the same photo shoot as the LEVEL 2 cover.

Now I know you’re probably asking yourself – why the title change?

Sometimes, you just don’t get the title right the first time. I still love the title LEVEL 2, but once it was on the shelves, we started getting a lot of the same feedback - customers thought it was a sequel because of the numeral 2 in the title.

I get it. If I only glanced at a book in the store and saw a 2, I might think “Oh, I haven’t read the first one … what else is there?”

So - the amazing team at Simon & Schuster went back to the drawing board and put together this exciting redesign. I can’t stress enough how supportive everyone has been there and I’m thrilled that they believe so much in this book.

THE MEMORY OF AFTER will be available in paperback on September 3, 2013 and will include an excerpt of the sequel, CHASING BEFORE as well as the cross section illustration of a Level Two hive.

And yes, this means that LEVEL 2 hardcovers and swag are going to be collectors items :D  You can get both on my April US tour (coming to Atlanta, Houston, NYC, Beloit, Wisconsin, St Louis, Kansas City and Chicago) - all tour details here.

Also, starting next week (April 15th) THE MEMORY OF AFTER is a complimentary full read for Pulseit members, so if you haven’t joined yet, and want to read the novel for free, get on over there and sign up for the site!

Tell me what you think! And thanks for spreading the word.

If you have any questions, I'll be answering them in the comments all day.

Add THE MEMORY OF AFTER to Goodreads

32 comments:

Cat Winters said...

I love the new cover--and the new title--Lenore! They're both highly intriguing. Congratulations!!!

jenniferannmann.JAM said...

VERY cool cover, Lenore!

Pam van Hylckama Vlieg said...

I love this even more than I loved the original! Great job S&S!

Tara said...

Very exciting! I'm so sad I can't make it to Anderson's on May 2 but I'll be there in spirit :)

Jennifer McGowan said...

ooo! Very nicely done, sophisticated and really draws me in. LOVE the new title!! Congratulations!

Ali said...

Very exciting news!

I never would have thought that people would be confused by having a 2 in the title--maybe because it was a numeral instead of being spelled out, I guess? But, I absolutely love the new title, and the added text on the front cover.

Now, if only your tour was coming to Portland this time, that would be even more exciting news!

Liviania said...

I love the new title! The new cover pose is slightly less fierce, but it looks cool.

Hopefully I'll see you in Houston!

Sarah Skilton said...

Beautiful cover! Really love it.

Sab H. said...

Gorgeous! And can't wait to finally meet you here in Houston :P

bermudaonion said...

The cover is fantastic! I wish I could make it to your Atlanta event. :(

Amanda said...

I'm still really hoping to make it to one of the Houston days! We're supposed to pick up my sis-in-law from the Houston area sometime right in there, so if I can swing the dates correctly, I will hopefully be able to come. :) I totally get the title change, and I'm happy to have a collector's edition. :D

Amanda said...

Oh! I just checked the tour dates and see that there's only one Houston date. I remember you twitter you said two, probably because those are the days you'll be there. I'm glad it's the Saturday one because that'll probably be easier for me. :D

GinaRosati said...

LOVE IT!! Your bright & beautiful covers pop on the bookstore shelves among so many dark covers out there, and I love that the same model is featured on both covers - win!!!

Chelsea Pitcher said...

This is so, so pretty Lenore!! Huge congrats!!! :)

BookChic said...

I like the new cover and title, but will still hold a place in my heart for the original (I can kinda understand the confusion, but at the same time, not really). I actually really like the tagline (which may have been on the original- too lazy to check) and it made me giggle. Can't wait for the second book!

Stephanie Sinclair said...

I love it! I mean, I loved the first one, but I think I love this one a little more. Congrats on another beautiful cover!

Candace said...

I do really love it! I kind of get how the 2 could be confusing. I guess I'll have the collectors copy AND I'll have to get it in paperback too!

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Elana Johnson said...

It's fabulous, Lenore! Congrats!!

Zibilee said...

I love the new look, and the new title! Very nice!!

Kim (YA Asylum) said...

I love the new cover, it's just as eye catching as the first one :)
I like how it's just a little different but the same girl. The new name is really interesting as well. Best of luck! I can't wait for the next book :)

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous cover!

I'm so not a blogger said...

I am going to have to put your book on my TBR pile! I would love to give it a go:-) And the new cover, very cool!

K. M. Walton said...

Love this cover too, Lenore - especially the font!

Deb said...

Gorgeous new cover! I was one who was confused initially to see a #2 on a first book, so I'm glad you were able to find another title that fit the book as much, if not more, than the original!

Heather Anastasiu said...

I love the cover and the new title!! As one who is horrible at coming up with titles, I'm always impressed when I hear an especially good one, and The Memory of After is totally killer!

Charlotte said...

I love the title and the cover! Congratulations!

BURIED IN BOOKS said...

Oh wow! Major change! It's gorgeous and I love the name change, though it takes the edge off of it a little. Still I think it's an improvement. Great cover!

Heather

Tamara Ireland Stone, Author of "Time Between Us" said...

I LOVE the new cover and title, Lenore! I can't wait to hang out with you in Huston and Kansas City!

missgreedyguts said...

Is there be any chance of the new cover/title being released in hardcover format?

Lenore Appelhans said...

Hi MissGreedyGuts -

If the hardcover goes into a second printing, they'd update it with the new title/cover.

Thanks for commenting!

Shannon Baker said...

this is fantastic cover.

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