My shocking upset in the Tournament of Books got me thinking that it's been a while since I posted about the international life of Harry, Revised. I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the new international covers, some of which I'm quite mad for.
Actually, the first cover is the US paperback cover (coming April 28) which, as you can see, very closely follows the original UK cover:
I've always liked the drawing of the figure, there's something just a little jaunty about it that appeals to me. And there's a weird pathos about the short tie that kinda kills me.
The book was released last month in Norway by Font with the simple title Harry, and I'm seriously wild about this cover. I love Molly's sauciness and the retro feel of the whole thing:
Amusingly, the blurb excerpted on the cover is New York Magazine's "Buy It" commandment.
Next up is the Greek cover. As the US paperback based itself on the original UK cover, this one uses the Australian artwork but I love trying to make out the Greek alphabet. That said, I won't even hazard a guess at how the title has been tranlsated but my Greek readers should feel free to assist:
Speaking of the UK cover, the UK edition is actually getting a redesign for a second, mass-market life. According to my UK editor, the earlier edition is aimed a bit more toward critical attention, whereas the second version has more commercial conisderations. Here's the cover, in all its considerable razzamatazz:
Last up, we have the German edition of Harry, which is the first one to focus on the Monte Cristo sandwich that sets much of the action in motion. The title, Harry die Zweite, means "Harry the Second":
Finally, today's mail also brought me some copies of the German audiobook. I don't speak German, so it was interesting to listen to for about three minutes, but MOTEV, a former professor of German literature, is fluent, so a copy is headed her way:
So that's where we stand, everyone's up to date. I'll probably share a few more updates as Harry, Revised moves into a second life in paperback, and I'll share anything I learn along the way about this cryptic business of selling books. More soon.