Wednesday, December 3, 2008
UK Cover Proof for ECHO
I just got the cover proof for the UK edition of AN ECHO IN THE BONE. As usual [g], this is Completely Different from the US design--but also different from the most recent UK versions of the series cover, because we have a new UK publisher for ECHO--Orion.
The cover is really striking, and I like it (slight quibble with the typography and balance of the title, but art departments routinely mess with those things; this isn't a finished product, by any means).
Anyway, I asked the editor whether Orion would mind my showing it to you--since y'all were so interested and helpful in the question of the new US cover--and he said that would be great; he'd be very interested to hear your comments.
Only difficulty being that I don't know whether I can insert a .jpg into this blog--or if so, how. Do any of y'all have any good technical advice? (If I can't post it here, I'll put it up on my website, but that takes a bit longer.)
OK, I _think_ I've got it. Let's see now...OK! I think it worked.
Really striking, as I say--the gradations of blue are gorgeous; don't know how well they'll show up here. And the leaf in the center is--they tell me--going to be embossed in gold foil, so will be much more visible. (I was impressed that somebody thought about it enough to come up with the skeletal leaf as a non-bony [g] metaphor for the title.)
Anyway, let me know what you think!