Designing the book cover: The Endless Trials of Tabitha Baird

The second book in the series of Tabitha Baird’s adventures, The Endless Trials of Tabitha Baird has just been published this month (squeee!) and to celebrate we wanted to share the design process.

Gran’s dog Basil is now the proud dad of three mega cute puppies so we knew we definitely wanted them in the cover because… puppies! Emmanuelle Walker, the fab illustrator of the series first sketched Tabitha and the dogs in a few different positions:

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And started trying out colour options:The-Endless-Trials-of-Tabitha-Baird-rough-cover-13

We all agreed that this was the most playful option and gave Tab and the pups different outfit choices.
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We had to chose just one so we went with the ripped skinny jeans, crop top and big boots as they are perfect for the story.
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Then it was time to look at different colourways:
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Aaaaand (drumroll please) this is the final cover! What do you think? Do you like the new sunglasses we gave Basil (he has a collection now!).

ENDLESS TRIALS OF TABITHA BAIRD

You can buy THE ENDLESS TRIALS OF TABITHA BAIRD here:
Waterstones  / AmazonFoylesiTunes

Happy reading!

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