Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Foreign Covers!

I'm not gonna lie, one of the best parts of selling foreign rights is seeing how other countries imagine the covers.  There's really nothing like that first moment you see a cover -- whether it's the first cover for your first book or the third.  It's been really really fascinating to see what other countries have come up with -- how they see the characters and the books and how different they all are from each other.  And I have to say, I've been super super fortunate that all the covers I've seen so far have been amazing -- I really do have some fantastic foreign publishers!!

Here are a few that I've seen so far:

Brazil, Editora Underworld (you can visit the microsite for the book here):

Brazil
France, Gallimard-Jeunesse:

France
Greece, Platypus Publication:

Greece

UK/Aus/NZ, Gollancz




Germany, Verlagsgruppe Random House


Germany
I love all of these so much and am a lucky lucky author!

25 comments:

Erika Lynn said...

I am completely in love with the Brazil cover. I want! not because I would be able to read it I just want to stare at it all day!

Jennzah said...

i have those UK covers (only my FOHT is black, and i love it, i specifically sought it out for my birthday last year!) and i LOVE THEM. :) <3

Amanda Ashby said...

I love the UK/Aust/NZ covers - mainly because they are the versions I read!!!! But I can promise that they totally stood out in the stores over here!

thekams said...

The Brazil cover is beautiful!

Miss Tammy said...

I think the French cover is my favorite, although I'm loving the font on the Brazilian one. (Once a graphic designer, always a graphic designer.)

TerryLynnJohnson said...

ooh, I agree. All of these are awesome! So lucky! Good for you. I seriously love the first one!

ktbass said...

Germany has the best covers. Their covers of Cassandra Clare's TMI books are my favorites of her many covers.

lacey kaye said...

LOVE the Brazilian cover, Carrie!
(as in, that's my favorite. Obviously, they all rock!)

Demon Hunter said...

I love the Brazilian cover and the French. :-D

S.C. Schell said...

I think the French and German covers really evoke the ominous nature of the forest. Beautiful!

Alyson Greene said...

The Brazil cover is gorgeous. Is it bad to say I like it better than the US covers?

Saundra Mitchell said...

Dude, you have the best covers everywhere, seriously. I love ALL of them!

Aubrey said...

Oh I am in love with the Brazil cover too! Congrats on all of them!

Rose Cooper said...

YBrazil and France are my absolute favorites. The France cover reminds a bit of dark version of Red Riding Hood. You are so lucky to end up with amazing covers for all of them! Did you receive copies of all your foreign books?

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Jessica G. said...

Wow! Some very cool covers. I like the tag lines on the UK/Aus/NZ covers. Very fitting!

Editora Underworld said...

Hello Carrie,
Thank you for posting our brazilian cover here. Brazilian fans are really happy and I am glad you are too. I can't wait to let you see the cover of the second book.

Carrie Ryan said...

YAY!!! So happy y'all like them as much as I do!

So glad they stood out in Uk/Aus/NZ Amanda!

Rose, right now I have the French, UK and Germany copies and should get the others at some point. It's very cool to hold them :)

Editora Underworld -- thanks again for the awesome cover! Can't wait to see the second!!!

Eve Marie Mont said...

Wow--those are gorgeous! Even though they are more understated, there is something about the UK/Aus covers, especially the red leaf for FHT--haunting!

GABY said...

Its a shame that it haven't been published in spanish. I loved you book, and I now young adult spanish readers will love it too!

Mrs. Maxfield said...

I love the German cover!

Thayn√° said...

I think that Germany and Brazilian covers are the BEST!
Can't decide which one is better! *---*
But since I don't speak germany, ler keep with the Brazilian (portuguese language) one! :)

jenniferkoliver said...

I absolutely love the UK/AUS/NZ ones. They're so elegant and beautiful, and they also capture the tone of your books.

All the covers look great. :)

Marieke said...

They're all gorgeous! Interesting to see the difference in titles for the French and German versions. The French 'The forest of the damned' sounds almost like an Anne Rice novel to me. (Anne Rice with zombies, that is.) And I love the German 'Forest of a thousand eyes', it's poetic :D

Anonymous said...

Hello! I was wondering if you have sold the german rights for the dead tossed waves?