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My Very Own Headless Woman Cover!

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Post by Divia » Tue November 4th, 2008, 11:52 am

thats cool! I've never seen a bodyless woman. And EC is right its interesting to see the focuas on the clothes/ jewlery which are an obvious sellign point to us. :)
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Tue November 4th, 2008, 2:17 pm

[quote=""EC2""]Helen Hollick wasn't that struck on the Arthurian one Source have done for her, but said it was better than her first ever cover which she has always called 'The Purple Puke.' I've only heard her describe her Source cover, haven't seen it yet.[/quote]

Her new Source cover can be seen here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingmaking-Book ... 106&sr=1-1

It's hardly that innovative but I quite like it and it is different from the previous covers. (And glad to see she's getting reissued.)

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Post by EC2 » Tue November 4th, 2008, 2:40 pm

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]Her new Source cover can be seen here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingmaking-Book ... 106&sr=1-1

It's hardly that innovative but I quite like it and it is different from the previous covers. (And glad to see she's getting reissued.)[/quote]

Thanks sweetpotatoboy. She told me about it the other week and said that the sword hilt wasn't quite right and nor was the shield, but she still thought it okay. It reminds me more of her self-published covers. They're re-issuing all of the Arthur books but she's waiting to see how they (Source) perform with them before she'll let them get their hands on Harold!
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Post by Ariadne » Tue November 4th, 2008, 3:11 pm

I really like the new cover, Boswell - both the earring and the title font!

Good for Sourcebooks for getting into the historical fiction market so strongly - I look forward to hearing what other titles they'll pick up.

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Post by Misfit » Tue November 4th, 2008, 3:23 pm

Very cool, thanks for sharing. I'll keep mine with the old cover though :)

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Post by Tanzanite » Tue November 4th, 2008, 3:30 pm

[quote=""cw gortner""]Great cover! Very unusual. Congrats, Susan! Maybe it'll set a new trend: the "ear" cover: ) I can't wait to see it in stores, and of course I'll buy it, too, though I'll always treasure the first version, certain to now fetch a pretty penny on e-bay.

I just heard from Ballantine that I too am getting a woman-in-a-gown cover for the trade paperback of The Last Queen, probably something along the lines of the re-designed UK cover. I'm pleased. I think these types of covers tend to attract more reader interest. If all goes according to UK cover formula, I'll have a semi-headless woman in flowing flame-colored gown. Yummy.[/quote]

The UK paperback version is on Amazon and I think it's gorgeous!

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Post by boswellbaxter » Tue November 4th, 2008, 3:34 pm

Thanks, all! EC, I'm happy with both the cover and the publisher.

Christopher, hang onto that brown cover! There aren't many around--I've only got two myself.
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Post by michellemoran » Tue November 4th, 2008, 7:43 pm

Oh, and I see now it is on Amazon US! This has given me something to look at tonight besides election news.
I'm placing my order for the new edition now! This is fantastic, Susan!!!!
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Post by cw gortner » Tue November 4th, 2008, 9:18 pm

[quote=""Tanzanite""]The UK paperback version is on Amazon and I think it's gorgeous![/quote]

Oh, I agree. It's my favorite cover so far!
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Post by Tanzanite » Tue November 4th, 2008, 11:27 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]Thanks, all! EC, I'm happy with both the cover and the publisher.

Christopher, hang onto that brown cover! There aren't many around--I've only got two myself.[/quote]


Do you mean the original one that had the big brown castle on the front? That's the one I have.

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