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Cover Reveal: Rule by Ellen Goodlett


Are you looking for your next epic fantasy obsession? May we present Rule by Ellen Goodlett? You’ll devour this high-stakes world where three sisters are vying for the crown but they all have deadly secrets. And someone knows…


See below for a fun behind-the-scenes process with the cover designer, Marcie Lawrence, on how it morphed from a concept to the gorgeous final cover.



ML: This was the initial concept for Rule. We loved this idea but wanted to create something a little more gritty but still pretty.



ML: I looked into very old books and handmade books, to get at the idea of a royal tome. I pulled a lot of inspiration from the internet.



ML: I mocked up my idea and placed the title and author name.


ML: We then went to an artist to create an original sketch for us that hid elements from the book specifically, and tied everything together.


ML: We had the artist modify his sketch several times, and settled on the idea of having a crown in the middle. (We love crowns!)



ML: We had a graphic artist convert our sketch to 3D!

Voila, that’s the final cover! Isn’t it AMAZING?

Add Rule to your Goodreads shelf! Keep an eye out on #ReadRule for more news about this debut.