Friday, October 03, 2008

Goodies from America.

Lots of neat stuff in the post this morning...




First up are cover proofs for the US paperback editions of The Various and Celandine. Looking good, I think.



Then we have a couple of ARCs of Winter Wood. ARCs are advance reader copies. These are printed up in a very small quantity to send out to professional readers prior to publication. The idea is to get some external feedback before the book goes into its actual print run.




As you can see, these are not for sale. Rarity value means that book collectors are quite keen on them.





Next is a dustjacket proof for the US hardback edition of Winter Wood. A jacket proof is sent out to the author for approval. It's more or less a courtesy. I don't think the publishers would be best pleased if I wanted anything changed at this late stage!




And finally a trio of cover proofs for the UK paperback edition of Winter Wood, due out very soon. As you can see these have no price code yet, and so once again they have some rarity value.

Nice to get it all arriving at once, and in different packages. Made me feel quite as though it was my birthday - which actually it is. Happy Birthday, me.

4 comments:

Jim Murdoch said...

The UK covers look quite sad compared to the lovely American ones; that would be a nice set to buy someone.

Steve Augarde said...

Well, they've certainly vamped them up a bit. Different country, different market.

But it's also different strokes for different folks, because I've had a number of people say that they much prefer the originals - take a look at the earlier posts for the US Various cover.

Either way, you're right Jim; it would be a VERY nice set to buy for someone...

Vanessa from Fidra said...

Still prefer the UK ones but US ones look better with each viewing. And a belated happy birthday Steve!

Steve Augarde said...

Thanks, Vanessa. Wait till you see the cover for X Isle. Now THAT is something to behold...