Thursday, August 06, 2009

Covers, Covers, Covers

Lots of buzzing today about the new cover for Liar. Coincidentally, I just read a post from last month at The Spectacle that linked to two articles comparing and contrasting the covers of U.S. and UK editions of fantasy titles. A 2005 post at The InterGalactic Medicine Show does a nice clear job describing what interests editors in both countries, using adult titles as examples. Sarah Rees Brennan does something similiar with YA covers.

Training Report: In spite of never-ending angst, I managed to do a little bit of run-of-the-mill work today.


Friday, July 24, 2009

I'm Not Big On Photo Covers, Anyway.

Just days ago I made the decision to stop stalking...I mean following... Justine Larbalestier by way of her blog. I'm always adjusting my blog reading. I find that business of the twenty-four hour day problematic as far as doing all the things I want to do. So I had to give up some daily visits to lit blogs to add author blogs like Justine's, then I had to give up some daily visits to author blogs to add agent/editor/and general writing blogs.

Plus in my experience all one-sided Internet relationships run their course. First I drifted away from Jane Yolen. Now I'm drifting away from Justine.

However, no sooner do I start to drift, than all hell broke loose down under regarding the cover of Justine's new book, Liar. Actually, all hell broke loose all over the Internet.

Holy Moses.

The new blog Pimp My Novel has a couple of posts on book covers, Judging a Book By Its Cover and Better Late Than Never.

Training Report: Went to the Connecticut Science Center today. Someone is going to go to a science museum in the 365 Story Project.


Sunday, March 18, 2007

Tragically Slow

On Friday A Fuse #8 Production included a post about three books that were about to be published in paperback with different covers and titles than they had when they were originally published in hardcover. I, of course, offered my two cents, which was, essentially, "Blah, blah, blah, blah-blah."

Well, I was telling one of my family members about this whole thing at dinner (Yes, Fuse, we talk about you at the dinner table) two days later, when I realized I'd had something similar happen with my second book, A Year with Butch and Spike. The title remained the same, but the cover changed. I have no idea why this happened. I believe I asked once, but if I got an answer I've forgotten it. I'm not very good about details.

Bringing up A Year with Butch and Spike in this context would be shameless, shameless self-promotion on my part except...the book is out of print! In hardcover, in soft cover, in any cover at all! You can't buy the thing anywhere!

But the covers were nice, weren't they?

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