The Boys Upstairs has a cover

I just wanted to share with you guys that The Boys Upstairs now has a cover. What do you think?

I think it catches the spirit of the book.  There’s also a promotional page for it over at MuseItUp. I’ve had a sneak-peak at the super-secret bookstore (set to open in October) so I know the release date (12/1/10) and the cover price ($4.50) and that it will be available in four formats. But don’t tell anyone I said that.

I’ve been asked what a novella is. It’s a short novel. Most books at Barnes & Noble are about 80,000 to 100,000 words; a Harlequin or other category romance would be about 50,000 to 60,000 words. A short story in a magazine probably tops out at 3,000 words, although most are shorter than that. A novella inhabits the space between, generally between 20,000 and 35,000 words. The Boys Upstairs is 29,000 words, or about a third as long as a typical novel. (Hence the lower price.)

Right now it’s in edits, a process I usually find a lot of fun, and after that it goes through line editing and formatting, and sometime after that, it’s an ebook.

Quite cool. I really hope you guys love reading it as much as I loved writing it. :#)


About philangelus

Mom, freelance writer, novelist, angelphile, Catholic, know-it-all.
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6 Responses to The Boys Upstairs has a cover

  1. Illya says:

    Congratulations I really like the cover. Good luck!

  2. Cricket says:

    Congrats! It’s great to see that length becoming more acceptable, rather than an awkward length that’s too small for a stand-alone but too long to squeeze in with other stories. It’s a nice length to read.

  3. Normandie says:

    Love it, Jane! Can’t wait to read it!

  4. Liz says:

    Wow! This is so very neat! I cannot wait to read it. 🙂

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