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French Cover for The Demon's Lexicon

The French edition of The Demon's Lexicon comes out in September, and I hope that France will like it! I got the opportunity to talk to my French editor at the Bologna book fair, and she was most excellent and lovely: we discussed the cover.

Now, that is always a tricky business - an author's involvement with covers ranges from 'saw it on amazon' to 'has sent many many emails and has had some of them paid attention to oh my gosh yay.' Nobody will ever know how the noble cover artist at Simon & Schuster UK has suffered at my hands, though I may make a post about it one day when I have all three UK covers.

So I said some stuff to my French editor, aware it might not be taken into account, but it totally was! And there is extra stuff I never thought to ask for! I'm very pleased.

Without further ado I show you the new French cover and new French title.

Would you look at the 's' in a shape of a snake. Glee!


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May. 11th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
Look at his stubble, it's so manly. Adorable!
May. 11th, 2010 01:25 pm (UTC)
Oh gosh, that's gorgeous! I wish I spoke French so that I could justify buying it. :D
May. 11th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
Hah, just what I was going to say. That's awesome.
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May. 11th, 2010 01:27 pm (UTC)
Whoa! Gorgeous! (Nick is, um, very attractive. I feel so wrong. He's, what, 16?)
May. 11th, 2010 01:45 pm (UTC)
My take is, he is not *really* 16. It's not pedo if he's older than your species!
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May. 11th, 2010 01:27 pm (UTC)
Not sure why, but the picture is not showing up for me. :(
May. 11th, 2010 01:31 pm (UTC)
Click on the frame, it will load at lj pics, and subsequently come up in the main entry. Worked for me!
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May. 11th, 2010 01:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, the night of demons, I like it. Also, pretty boys on the cover, always a bonus.
May. 11th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC)
That's lovely! Especially the ravens. And I like the translator's name, too!
May. 11th, 2010 01:35 pm (UTC)
Oh wow. I speak basically zero French but I really want to buy that just to have it looking beautiful on my bookshelf. That is definitely a cover I'd pounce on in a bookshop.
May. 11th, 2010 01:36 pm (UTC)
They should sell book covers as posters. That is Epic.

Ooh, now I can make my french cousins buy your book (:
May. 11th, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
Ooh! Yes! I would so totally buy the French cover as a poster. No hesitation.
May. 11th, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC)

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May. 11th, 2010 01:49 pm (UTC)
picture not loading for me :(
May. 11th, 2010 01:53 pm (UTC)

Hot DAMN, Nick is hot! ... *ahem* 16. But hot.

I wish to subscribe to karenhealey's newsletter.

Also, it would make a fantastic poster.

May. 11th, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC)
Oo! That is lovely. I ~could justify being it as a translation comparison project... The typeface of "La Nuit Des Démons" would be worth the shipping price alone. So gorgeous! Everything ever should be written in it.

French book covers are often really cool and unusual. I had to physically restrain myself from petting all the Harry Potter covers. I...didn't always manage to :)
May. 11th, 2010 02:35 pm (UTC)
Hee, this comment made me smile because I do this wayyy too often. Using the translation comparison project excuse, I mean, not petting French books. Although I do have all the HP books in French (the hats! So cute and pointy!) and it is perfectly possible that they have been exposed to some petting. :) *nerdy translator highfive*

Aaand the cover sounds lovely, Sarah, but it's not showing up for me either! Sadface. I'll wait and try again later, I guess it's a matter of time French!Nick is iconized, anyway! :)
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May. 11th, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC)
That is beautiful, I love it! What was it exactly that you said to your French editor?
May. 11th, 2010 02:08 pm (UTC)
We discussed why I like my UK cover so much, and the elements of it that worked for me, city streets and cityscapes and why I think the series is a very urban but not American story, and my concerns about illustrated because even though I love illustrated people do dismiss it as kiddy.

I'm glad you like it!
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May. 11th, 2010 02:06 pm (UTC)
Oh that's gorgeous. Why do the French get the prettiest cover? Can the Brits get it too? :D
May. 11th, 2010 02:08 pm (UTC)
It looks gorgeous! :3

And I haven't told you this, but I'm so looking forward to the next book, alkdsjçalkdfjaldkfj! :DDDD
May. 11th, 2010 02:14 pm (UTC)
That is beeyootiful! Absolbloodylutely beeyootiful!


...so, d'you know whether your book is available in Thailand yet?

::is tentatively hopeful::
May. 11th, 2010 02:20 pm (UTC)
Haven't sold rights there, but English editions are sort of at discretion of bookshops: should be get-innable even if it's not there? And should be there in at least some places, I think, but do not know.

(Was deeply pleased to see some Five-Find-Outers love in last post but one. ;))
May. 11th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC)
Simply gorgeous. I'll.... be in my bunk. ;)
May. 11th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
This is my favourite of the covers so far! It takes the best elements of the British cover and improves them, in my opinion. This would be the cover most likely to make me pick up the book (if I had no idea who you were or the sorts of things you wrote, and was simply browsing in my local bookshop). I love the colour scheme, and the way in which the ravens are picked out in colour. Thumbs up all round! :D
May. 11th, 2010 02:22 pm (UTC)
Yes, definitely elements of my lovely UK cover to be seen! And beauteous in its own right.
May. 11th, 2010 02:24 pm (UTC)
ooo this is the one I want. Can I have this one?
May. 11th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
Very pretty XD Now I hope for the Spanish version XD
May. 11th, 2010 02:30 pm (UTC)
I also talked to my lovely Spanish publisher Versatil at the fair, so here's hoping. ;)
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May. 11th, 2010 02:33 pm (UTC)
I like the two-tonedness a lot! And the typography work too.

I'm still sad that the editor was so weird with me about the timing of it all and I ended up not working on it; I wish I'd had a thicker skin and had had the guts to contact her again after the time she scared me off.
Oh well, I suppose I learned a lesson somehow.
May. 11th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
Wow, it's gorgeous! :)
May. 11th, 2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
That looks great!
May. 11th, 2010 02:41 pm (UTC)
The picture wasn't working on my computer, either, but I got it to come up on my iPhone. Oh my. It's lovely! I took three years of French and have retained very little, but I may need to sneak across the Atlantic into France to find a copy. Just because.
May. 11th, 2010 03:00 pm (UTC)
That is amazing! I lovge it! :D
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