At this point, we're pretty much a broken record when it comes to the godawful covers on the majority of YA books. But now, we finally have the power to do something about it!
Thanks to this super sweet app, you can upload your own photo to Kat Rosenfield's Inland cover. The original artwork isn't too shabby, actually, but you can make it better by adding your own mug. (And, in my case, a cocktail.)
Like a captain going down with his ship, I sink with
honor my drink.
The site is super easy to use:
- Upload a photo or take one using your built-in camera.
- You can scale, rotate, and erase from your pic to make it perfect.
- When you're satisfied with your fabulous new cover, hit submit and it will automatically queue up for review by the author herself, Kat Rosenfield. Once approved, she'll post it to the Tumblr, where you can save it, reblog it and, most importantly, send to publishers so they can GET A CLUE about what makes a good book cover.
- When posting your image, don't forget to use #GOINLAND!
Now get cracking, folks! There's a lot of terrible YA covers to make up for.
More about Inland, which is available now:
Callie Morgan has long lived choked by the failure of her own lungs, the result of an elusive pulmonary illness that has plagued her since childhood. A childhood marked early by the drowning death of her mother—a death to which Callie was the sole witness. Her father has moved them inland, away from the memories of the California coast her mother loved so much and toward promises of recovery—and the escape of denial—in arid, landlocked air.
But after years of running away, the promise of a life-changing job for her father brings Callie and him back to the coast, to Florida, where Callie’s symptoms miraculously disappear. For once, life seems delightfully normal. But the ocean’s edge offers more than healing air … it holds a magnetic pull, drawing Callie closer and closer to the chilly, watery embrace that claimed her mother. Returned to the ocean, Callie comes of age and comes into a family destiny that holds generations of secrets and very few happy endings.