Monday, July 30, 2012

Foreign Covers

So I was playing around on my iPad while watching the Olympics last night, and I came across this foreign cover of one of my books...



I'd never seen it before and assumed it was a reprint of one of my romances. But when I investigated, I discovered it's actually the Czech edition of What Angels Fear! That's right: the Czechs obviously published my Sebastian series under my own name. Who knew? Certainly not me.

So I kept poking, and found a new cover from my French publishers, who recently reissued Midnight Confessions. Gorgeous.



Here are a few more. The first one is Beyond Sunrise...



The next is another Midnight Confessions (this book always seems to inspire a red cover)...



And I assume this is The Last Knight, since there's a knight on the cover, and I've only had the one medieval setting...



I'm still waiting for my editor to give the go ahead for me to show the cover of What Darkness Brings. Hopefully soon...

7 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I gotta say, that Midnight Confession cover is pretty hot!

Jan Power said...

The French cover is so lush. The Lunaria she is holding grows in my woods and makes a purple carpet before they go to seed in its silver dollar form.

Treachery on the Bayou? It still freaks me out you have no final say over the covers. I had no idea the publishing industry, that to an outsider appears so strict, will take such liberties.

Btw, did I see you may change the When Gods Die cover in the next edition? I love the colors, it is so like one of my favorite Blake illustrations for Paradise Lost, Eve Tempted by the Serpent ( http://media.vam.ac.uk/media/thira/collection_images/2006AG/2006AG2443_jpg_ds.jpg ).

cs harris said...

Charles, it is, indeed!

Jan, thanks! I didn't know what's what that plant is called. The French also renamed Night in Eden; they called it "Prisoner of Desire." Bleh.

I would like a different cover for When Gods Die, but I don't think I'm ever going to get it. The only thing I like about that cover is the color.

paz said...

I will admit: I am completely taken aback that foreign publishers can change your name. If that is not intellectual property, what is?! In this case, I guess you don't mind. But what recourse would you have if you did?

I generally dislike covers that feature faces. I much prefer to put the finishing touches on characters myself ;-). That said, that French cover is amazing!

cs harris said...

Paz, I suspect they did it because they'd already published all of my historical romances, and so they were trying to attract my established readership. When I pointed it out to my agent, she was quite upset, although I actually don't mind. I'm with you on faces, largely I think because I like intelligent characters, and so many of the models they choose simply don't look very bright!

Anonymous said...

I love your historical romances the most. There aren't that many romance authors like you! Have you given up on writing romance?

Anonymous said...

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