Happy New Year, everyone. The last year was a challenging but satisfying one for us at Cassava Republic Press. We want to thank you for your generous support.
Looking ahead, we’ll be publishing some exciting new titles this year. One such book is Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, by Christie Watson. It’s a coming of age novel set in Lagos and the Niger Delta, and we think it’s just fabulous and it’s going to be a hit. As the book is still in production, we thought you’d like to get a peep at the process on how we decide on what will become the cover jacket.
The first thing we do is prepare a design brief for our supremely talented designer, Lynn Hatzius, which includes a synopsis of the plot and a description of the places of the novel. We also described some of the characters as well as some of the turning points in the story.
Here is what she sent back:
We think all three of them are wonderful, but we would love to know which one you prefer.