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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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swevene
May. 11th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
Look at his stubble, it's so manly. Adorable!
rinyula
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
contrariety
May. 11th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
Hah, just what I was going to say. That's awesome.
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thegreatmissjj
May. 11th, 2010 01:27 pm (UTC)
Whoa! Gorgeous! (Nick is, um, very attractive. I feel so wrong. He's, what, 16?)
karenhealey
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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ubiquitous_a
May. 11th, 2010 01:27 pm (UTC)
Not sure why, but the picture is not showing up for me. :(
blamebrampton
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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annemjw
May. 11th, 2010 01:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, the night of demons, I like it. Also, pretty boys on the cover, always a bonus.
blamebrampton
May. 11th, 2010 01:32 pm (UTC)
That's lovely! Especially the ravens. And I like the translator's name, too!
clo
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.
playwithfyr
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 (:
sirael
May. 11th, 2010 01:51 pm (UTC)
Ooh! Yes! I would so totally buy the French cover as a poster. No hesitation.
bookshop
May. 11th, 2010 01:41 pm (UTC)

LA NUIT DES HOTTIES
vociferocity
May. 11th, 2010 01:43 pm (UTC)
THIS FOREVER
(Anonymous)
May. 11th, 2010 01:49 pm (UTC)
picture not loading for me :(
jaydeyn_sitari
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.

:)
Jaydeyn
laliandra
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 :)
alioli
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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mein_profil
May. 11th, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC)
That is beautiful, I love it! What was it exactly that you said to your French editor?
sarahtales
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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seneska
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
usomitai
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
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