New and news!

Okay, so I’m interrupting the holiday weekend because I can FINALLY tell you guys the big news I’ve been having to keep quiet for weeks now. And seriously: I am awful at keeping secrets. It’s, like, torture. Anyway, here it is: all my paperbacks are getting BRAND NEW COVERS! This has been a long process and project, and I’m so grateful I have such awesome people at Penguin who worked so hard to get every one just right. I love my current covers so much, so I knew whatever we changed them out for would have to be SUPER special. And I think they are.

They’re going to be revealed one by one, via different awesome book blogs. First up, today, is THAT SUMMER, over at Mundie Moms: you can check it out here. Also, there’s a giveaway! And you have to love that. It’s required, right?

Okay, I have to get back out to the kiddie pool and slather some more sunscreen on my kid. I hope you are all having a good Memorial Day and remembering those who gave their lives for our country. It’s about a lot more than just summer.

Have a great day, everyone!

32 Responses to New and news!

  1. Anonymous says:

    That is so cute!

    • Anonymous says:

      Worst book of my life! It was incredibly unorganized, and some of the things in this book made absolutely no sense, and had nothing to do with anythe. I really do enjoy the fact you are a successful publisher, and I really loved and enjoyed reading “Dreamland”. But just to give you my opinion, this is such a depressing book.

  2. Mikayla says:

    I LOVE IT! omg Cant wait for them to come out! :)

  3. Lauren says:

    So pretty, and so perfect for summer!

  4. Iffath says:

    YAY! That is so awesome! I still love our UK covers best, but these new US ones sound fab! :)

  5. Cammy says:

    How exciting!! I love the cover and can’t wait to see the others!

  6. caylalearman says:

    Great, now I will have to buy them all again. HA! So cute!

  7. Sandy says:

    It’s very cute and definitely very summer with its bright eye catching covers ^_^.

  8. Lauren Mary says:

    i like the other covers better…

  9. Lauren Mary says:

    the other covers will still be available to buy right? these covers are cool but i dont want to have a mix and match bookshelf….

  10. Ashley says:

    NOOO! All of my copies finally match!

  11. Jennifer says:

    Totally loving the new look. I’m so excited to see the other covers!! :D This one is most definitely SUPER special (;

  12. abbie says:


    ironic how as soon as I bought all the paperbacks, they are changing haha :D

  13. Elise Stiletto says:

    In the next book cover reveal, could you tell us why books get new covers over time? I see it happen often and I’m always curious as to the reasons behind the decision.

  14. Lisa says:

    I LOVE the new cover, Sarah! This blog update appeared on my facebook page and I thought it was the cover to your next book, The Best After Ever lol. Cannot wait to see the other covers <3

  15. Caitlin says:

    So pretty! But will your future books still stick to the original scheme, like The Best After Ever? And when will the new covers be available?

  16. Victoria says:

    I love the new pink and orange colours sported in your name, and the sunglasses are an awesome touch. I still think I prefer that the original soft cover had a single girl doing a cartwheel because I felt it wasn’t so much centered on the love story as it was on Haven’s interpretation of it, but I think the couple in the new one are cute. This really is a new, refreshing cover. I just hold a soft spot for the old ones. :)

    • Bree says:

      I agree! It’s been awhile, but from what I remember in That Summer there was no love connection that Haven had (at least not like Halley and Macon or Macy and Wes). I think her cartwheeling on the beach described the story more.

  17. Talia says:

    It is absolutely gorgeous! I can’t wait to see the rest!

  18. Holly says:

    oh wow new covers?! Awesome! I love the old covers but now may just have to buy a new set of all of them!

  19. Patricia says:

    I have loved the current covers, but this one really, really says summer. Love it!

  20. cathy says:

    That one is def a cute cover! I have all your books and loved those covers too but this will be great as well!

  21. Maddie says:

    OMG HOW EXCITING! One of my favorite things about your books was the covers; they always seemed to match each book perfectly. And now, you’re getting new covers that look just as amazing! I guess I’m going to have to buy each book again. But you can never have too many Sarah Dessen books. :)

  22. Nicole says:

    It great for summer. It Fits.

    I love the new cover and can’t wait to see the others either.

  23. Lisa says:

    Is the couple on the cover suppose to be Ashley and Sumner? I absolutely love the new cover, there is no denying that, but I don’t completely understand the boy and girl on the cover since Haven is your only main character who doesn’t have a love interest. I figured the cover is suppose to represent the ideal summer Haven remebers when her sister was dating Sumner Lee. Either way, the new covers are going to be amazing!! This cover for That Summer is super vibrant and fun. Sometimes people pick up books because they think the cover looks cool, and I have this feeling you are going to gain some new readers because of the change. While some people may be a bit disappointed by the change of book cover, I think as fans we should be very excited for you, Sarah. A new cover only means you are becoming more popular as an author. I mean did you guys not notice how big the font is for Sarah’s name?! Congrats, girl!!

  24. Hi Sarah,

    I’m writing to you here in the hopes that you’ll read this. It’s because of a blog post of yours, two years ago, that I got the idea to enter the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest (you judged in 2010 and blogged about it). Well, now I’m a finalist (top 3) in the YA category for my novel, Out of Nowhere. You and your books have been a HUGE inspiration to me, you’re one of my YA heroes, and it’s because of you that I started seriously writing YA. Your amazing books and that fateful blog post two years ago are the reasons why I’m in this fortunate position today. I just wanted to say THANK YOU.

    Rebecca Phillips

  25. Vanessa says:

    I’m so excited!! When can we buy them with the new covers?

  26. anonymous says:

    I love the old covers! They matched the books. The new ones aren’t so great. Honestly I don’t like them. Too bright and “transparent” looking colors. I don’t think the “sarah dessen” looks good that big either. . .

    So excited for the new book though!!!!

  27. Anonymous says:

    This new book cover is so awesome . I might just have to buy the book again and read it with its new pink ora. :)

  28. Anonymous says:

    I like the covers. I think they’re nice. But I still liked the old ones better. I likes the simplicity of them, and that they all matched with a certain theme, kind of. Also, I do think the large name is a little distracting from the title and the cover itself, but overall, you’re still my favorite author, and I’ll follow you no matter what. :3 I’m a bit of a perfectionist, and I love order… So now the new cover thing is going to bother me in my little library. I know lots of people commented on that… Now I might just have to go an re-buy four of your books. >.< But I'm loyal, and I will if I have to!

  29. Anonymous says:

    I love your books and can’t wait for your new book covers to be published!!