Way back at the April TTP signing, Laura Gorton – in sports radio parlance a long-time friend of the show – wore the coolest t-shirt with the silhouette of a woman on the front and a man on the back. Nora and I admired it — as sensible women do when presented with cool clothes. Laura told us it was a Litographs Pride & Prejudice t-shirt and that the gray and green areas were the text of the entire book. Go visit the Litographs website now. I’ll wait.
Immediately after the signing Nora and I pretty much pounced on her Ipad to find the website and see what else Litographs offered. After much discussion, weighing one literary work against another (probably a good 2 hours all in all) Nora went for the Macbeth t-shirt while I knew I needed The Secret Garden tote. (Go on, head back to see what they look like). And happiness reigned in the land.
Nora wore the MacBeth t-shirt when we hiked the High Line in NY during RWA week last July. A Litographs fan tweeted the photo to the company, and Litographs in turn reached out to see if Nora would be interested in products based on her books.
When I told her, Nora thought for a milli-nano-microsecond (the smallest time frame ever) and said yes. It took a couple months to settle the details and now, Nora is pleased to announce the three titles that will enter the Litographs product line over the next few months:
Naked in Death – just in time for the holidays!
Dance Upon the Air – early 2016
Vision in White – a little bit further into the year
When it came time to discuss design, the Litographs team suggested a contest to give avid In Death readers/designers a chance to share their vision of the book. Nora loved the idea, and so we’re turning this over to you.
The NAKED IN DEATH Reader Design Contest
The contest is open to readers worldwide beginning at noon (US EST) Friday, November 27.
How to Submit Your Design:
All artwork must be submitted through this typeform. Entries are accepted from noon (EST) on 11/27 until 9 pm on 12/7.
On December 8, we’ll pin all entries on the Official Nora Roberts/JD Robb Pinterest Board. Readers can browse the Pinterest board and like, or re-pin, their favorites. (We’ll also post them here for thoae readera who dont have Pinterest.) Based on this data, combined with Nora’s and Litographs’ input, the team will select six (6) finalists.
We’ll post the six (6) finalist designs to the Official Nora Roberts/JD Robb Pinterest and here on the blog for voting from December 10-11.
Nora will announce the winning design on December 12.
You can order the winning Naked in Death design from Litographs starting Monday December 14.*
All finalists receive a $50 Litographs gift card.
The winner receives a $500 cash prize from Litographs, and have his/her design turned into a Naked in Death Litograph in time for the holidays! *
And here’s a handy, dandy Litographs Design Contest Style Guide to answer any design questions.
So sharpen the pencils and get to work! We can’t wait to see what you create.
- A note from Litographs: since Litographs is a print on demand company — allowing customers to specify colors, sizes, and designs of their choice — we will not be able to ship products in such a tight turnaround time. The design will be available from 12/14. Many customers choose gift cards for gifts in place of specific products. We will be able to make a printout of this available for folks to put under their trees, or hand over in person, if they like.