Posts Tagged ‘covers’


Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

One of my favorite things when I stop to catch my breath is to browse through overseas websites to check if any of my books have been released in foreign editions. I indulged myself a few days ago and discovered that one of my favorite books, A PROPER WIFE, came out in Italy in February with my favorite cover, a full-length portrait of the hero Sinjin in uniform (which was the inside cover of the North America release.) Then I found out that my October 2009 release, FROM WAIF TO GENTLEMAN’S WIFE, will be out in the UK in July, and a large-print edition of THE COURTESAN will be out there in August.

There’s also a new release in Norway of ROGUE’S LADY. When this volume was released in the UK, they changed the heroine’s dress from blue to green; the Norwegians changed it back to blue. I have to admit I’m partial to the blue. Also, the NA cover showed the heroine’s figure up to just above her lips; the UK and Norwegian covers both show her full face.

Aren’t covers fascinating?

BTW, why, do you ask, must I search to see what books I have out? All the Harlequin international offices are independent, so there isn’t a central coordinating spot that notifies authors when one of their books is going to be released in a different country. We don’t find out unless/until a fan in the issuing country lets us know, or we get a box of author copies in the mail, or the book shows up on a royalty statement. One would think in this era of computers that some such central notification forum could be set up. But then I wouldn’t discover Christmas in April.

The UK cover for Rogue’s Lady

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

What’s in a…color?  Speaking of the UK page, I’ve just gotten a look at the cover of the UK release for Rogue’s Lady. If you’ll compare that to the North American one, you’ll see they’ve changed the color of Allegra’s dress from turquoise to green and showed all, rather than part, of her face.

I must admit, being accustomed to the blue dress, the green looks odd to me.  What do you think?


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