Friday, November 19, 2010

THE LIAR SOCIETY News

So we've learned a lot about publishing since we sold THE LIAR SOCIETY just over a year ago.

Lesson #1: As you know and we enjoy pointing out, publishing moves SLOW. Slower than mere mortals like us could ever conceive of.

Lesson #2: Publishing is a roller coaster. One second you're on top of the world with dreams of becoming the next Meg Cabot (unrealistic? wha?), the next second you're....not.

Lesson #3: Sometimes things happen that you have no control over and you just have to roll with the punches. In this case, the absolute wrong cover was "leaked" to Amazon and Goodreads.*

At first we were shocked that we were even remotely cool enough to have anything associated with us "leaked," and then we were confused because (just for the record) Kate does not wear glasses. Not that we have anything against glasses, because we totally don't. Glasses are great! They help you see better and they're tres fashionable in the right context. Hell, we even considered giving Kate a monocle, but we decided against it at the last minute.

The point is this cover is wrong. This will not be the cover of THE LIAR SOCIETY. In fact, we have some really, really amazing things planned over the next couple of weeks related to the cover of THE LIAR SOCIETY, so we were a little sad when this placeholder image was released.

But as lesson #3 has taught us, when publishing sends you lemons you make lemonade (or in our case, limoncello). So we've decided to take this opportunity to unleash our fancy new website for THE LIAR SOCIETY upon the interwebs. Click and enjoy. And PLEASE stay tuned because we've got some really cool stuff planned for THE LIAR SOCIETY and it's coming soon!

Your monocle loving writer friends,
LiLa

*Mwahaha the wrong cover has now been removed from both sites, so our cover will remain a mystery until our epic cover contest is revealed. Stay tuned for updates!

36 comments:

Matthew Rush said...

That girl has really nice eyebrows, but what's with the blank orange circle?

Heading over to check the new website out now ...

Matthew Rush said...

Website looks great, you guys look hot as usual (as in lovely, not sweaty) and the animated graphics are a lot of fun. I especially love how the notes and stuff drop and slide into the screen on the "The Books" page. Well done.

Only problem: could be something with my browser or my version of flash or whatever you're using, but this weird blue rectangle stays floating over the top of some of the pages. I'll try again from home and let you know.

J. L. Jackson said...

Love the website!

Jill Hathaway said...

Couldn't see the wrong cover that was leaked... I'm curious!

Website has gotten me sooooo stoked for the book! It looks AWESOME!

Jemi Fraser said...

That's gotta be frustrating! I'm heading over to the webiste now... :)

Megan Miranda said...

The website looks AMAZING! Love it!!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Hmmm. There is no cover on your link. Just the usual blank one because your cover hasn't been released yet. Now you have me even more curious.

Can't wait to see the real one. I'm such a cover girl. :D

K. M. Walton said...

Your website is very well done - love the colors & the drop in blurbs. Exciting times, ladies, exciting times!

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

That's my kind of lemonade. Will check out the website, very exciting.
Grrr to leakage!

Laura Pauling said...

Looks great! Can't wait for the book to come out!

salarsenッ said...

Great points. That's way we have to absolutely love what we do, or we'd quit. Enjoy your weekend, ladies. (ps - how's that baby??)

Lydia Sharp said...

Love the website! Can't wait to see the REAL cover. :)

April (BooksandWine) said...

I WANT TO SEE THE REAL COVERRRR.

And yes, that is legit shouting.

I for serious cannot WAIT for Liar Society.

Creepy Query Girl said...

I would def take it as a compliment that something was 'leaked':) Will they put up the correct cover eventually you think?

Lee Nichols said...

Wow! Love it. And totally honored to see my blurb there.

Annette Lyon said...

Stinkers. Tease us with the promise of covers . . .

Tess said...

yes, you are stinkers.

nah, I'll wait to see the real cover and am looking forward to it. Can you believe your release is coming so soon????? eek!

Tahereh said...

eeeeee i love love love the new website!! so exciting!!! :D :D

congrats, ladies!!! i can't wait to read the book!!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Awesome website. A little sad I couldn't see the leaked cover though.

Sara B. Larson said...

Well, look at the power you wield with such nonchalance. Complain and it shall be removed. Voila! Can't wait to see the real one. :)

Krispy said...

Aww, I missed out on the fake cover, but I'm excited about your actual cover. The website is super cute, btw. :)

Angela Ackerman said...

New webiste looks great! can't wait to read this one.

With a monocle, of course.

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Kelly said...

Love,love, love the new website!!!

Marsha Sigman said...

New website is totally wicked. I love it.

Goggles are way cooler than glasses but maybe not as cool as a monocle. I can't compete with that.

Elana Johnson said...

DANG YOU ROECKER's! I wanted to see a cover, even a FAKE one! I was all excited; seriously my heart was jumping.

Foiled again!

And the website is GORGEOUS!!

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

Aw, I'm sure that was stressful, but it's actually pretty cool that you're important enough to have things "leaked." It's like the whole Midnight Sun debacle, Roecker style. :)

LOVE the new website. And *whines* I WANT TO SEE THE COVER!!!!!

Robin Mellom said...

That website is AMAZING!!! Can't wait for the unveiling of the REAL cover.

Joanne Fritz said...

Is it just me, or is the fake cover STILL on Goodreads (it's under "other editions")? Here's the link:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9182417-the-liar-society

Glad that's not the final cover. Especially if your character doesn't wear glasses. Who does stuff like this?

Little Ms J said...

You girls are so fancy. Is it, "You've arrived when..."

Sara McClung ♥ said...

Love the new site!! Boo about the wrong cover, but still. You've had something "leaked." Um, can you say COOL?

Jen Daiker said...

You amaze me!!! Inspire me! I'm constantly impressed!!!

Love the new site, I could see me, along with other teens (I'm a teen at heart!) stalking that website.

PS - I have a new celebrity writing blog for a potential proposal I'm working on for a novel! Feel free to follow (I'D LOVE TO HAVE YOU THERE!!) Jules and the stars (http://julesausborn.blogspot.com)

Erica M. Chapman said...

Love the website!!! Can't wait to see the "real" cover ;o) <3

Amy Holder said...

Sorry about the publishing frustrations...I can TOTALLY relate! But I absolutely LOVE the new website!!! Congrats, it looks great!

Anonymous said...

Well done! Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

everything can be =))))))

Hannah @ Every Little Thing said...

I'm a new follower - working my way to getting your book :)