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Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe

Post by Nathan Bransford » March 31st, 2011, 12:18 am

Hi everyone,

Very excited to share with you the title and cover for Jacob Wonderbar #2:

JACOB WONDERBAR FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSE! Coming early 2012

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Post by Leila » March 31st, 2011, 12:37 am

Congratulations, Nathan! It's a cool cover.

Do you mind if I ask how the experience of writing book two has been compared to book one? Did the story flow as easily? Were there more/less/similar challenges? I've never written a series so I'm just interested in how you're experiencing the process thus far.

Also, did you have much input into the cover design for this book? (I understand authors don't typically have a lot of involvement) Or was it the same process as last time?

Congrats again.

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Post by GeeGee55 » March 31st, 2011, 11:07 pm

Congratulations, Nathan.

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Post by Sommer Leigh » April 1st, 2011, 12:32 am

That's one sharp looking cover you got yourself there Mr. Bransford :-)
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Post by Mira » April 1st, 2011, 4:27 pm

Oh wow, congratulations! That is mighty fine. You've got a great kid's artist working for you, Nathan.

Can't wait to read this book.

And the first one, as well. :)

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Post by Nathan Bransford » April 1st, 2011, 10:25 pm

Leila wrote:Congratulations, Nathan! It's a cool cover.

Do you mind if I ask how the experience of writing book two has been compared to book one? Did the story flow as easily? Were there more/less/similar challenges? I've never written a series so I'm just interested in how you're experiencing the process thus far.

Also, did you have much input into the cover design for this book? (I understand authors don't typically have a lot of involvement) Or was it the same process as last time?

Congrats again.
It was both harder and easier. It was nice that I already knew the characters and world and didn't have to work quite as hard on the world building, but making it happen around an election was somewhat challenging - trying to make an election process lively enough to be of interest to kids was tricky!

Publishers (almost) always have final say over the cover - in theory I had input, but I was so thrilled with both covers I didn't really have anything to suggest.

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Re: Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe

Post by J. T. SHEA » April 2nd, 2011, 9:17 pm

Excellent, Nathan! Just a few thoughts:-

Is that really a Space Monkey in the top right corner?

The guy with the small green flag could show a little enthusiasm.

Both girls have crossed their arms defensively, or perhaps dismissively. What is the significance of all that? We'll find out in a year. But I want to know now! Even though I am a little older than your target audience.

I'd vote for Jacob. But doesn't the Universe already have an EMPEROR, Ming The Merciless?

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Re: Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe

Post by Nathan Bransford » April 3rd, 2011, 4:35 pm

J. T. SHEA wrote: Is that really a Space Monkey in the top right corner?
It is indeed!

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Post by sierramcconnell » April 4th, 2011, 2:36 pm

It's very pretty! But sorta painful when you have prisms. @_@

(Blue on red hurts because of the rainbows involved with prismed glasses. It makes it pop and such. XD)
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Re: Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe

Post by Robin » April 5th, 2011, 1:30 pm

How awesome! But, where is the orange? No orange?

I showed my kiddos the first one and they've been harassing me to get it. They absolutely go bonkers for cool covers.
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Post by aspiring_x » May 22nd, 2011, 9:30 am

my eight year old just finished devouring the cosmic space kapow, and now he's already begging for president of the universe!
great job nathan!

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Re: Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe

Post by Quill » May 22nd, 2011, 4:10 pm

Our local Barnes & Noble's got the book prominently displayed on their New for Young Readers' shelf. Good going, Nathan, feather in your cap. They don't stock all that many new titles.

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Re: Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe

Post by abc » May 25th, 2011, 11:38 pm

Glad to see that Mick Cracken is in the new one! Does that guy have a mullet?

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Re: Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe

Post by Nathan Bransford » May 26th, 2011, 12:34 am

abc wrote:Glad to see that Mick Cracken is in the new one! Does that guy have a mullet?
Ha- not a mullet but he rarely has his hair properly coiffed.

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