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German Cover!
« on: May 21, 2009, 07:38:07 PM »
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I love this particular cover. Steve, you were totally right for saying it was awesome. I heartily agree :D
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Re: German Cover!
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 07:46:58 PM »
Curious, how do you go about finding an interpreter that you trust to keep the essential character of the original intact.  German or Dutch might not be so tough, but how about Spanish or French, Japanese?
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Re: German Cover!
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009, 08:02:30 PM »
You don't. The foreign publishing company takes care of it and you don't get any approvals at all.

Awesome cover, by the way.

Oh, I didn't realize there was a German audiobook coming too. http://www.amazon.de/dp/3869520183
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Re: German Cover!
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009, 08:24:58 PM »
That is a cool looking cover!! My question is how come all the covers in different languages have differnet covers? Why not just use the same cover and translate it into the language?
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Re: German Cover!
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2009, 09:00:03 PM »
That is a cool looking cover!! My question is how come all the covers in different languages have differnet covers? Why not just use the same cover and translate it into the language?

I assume it would be because every time you sell a book to a foreign publisher, it's now the publishing company's job to market it how they want. The publishing company gets to provide the covers, so when you have different publishing companies, there will be different covers depending on how each publishing company wants to market it to its target audience.
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Re: German Cover!
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2009, 09:28:38 PM »
Yeah, that's exactly it. They're not just different languages; they're entirely different markets.

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Re: German Cover!
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2009, 09:42:57 PM »
Everyone asks if I "trust" the translation, and the simple answer is that each publisher has invested a lot of their own money into the book (Germany especially), so it's in their own best interest to make the translation as good as they can possibly make it. So yeah, I trust their translator implicitly--making me successful is his job.
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Re: German Cover!
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2009, 10:40:38 AM »
Thanks guys!!  ;D
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Re: German Cover!
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2009, 11:44:43 PM »
I really, really like that cover…if I saw that in a book store I would definitely buy it.
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Re: German Cover!
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2009, 11:54:08 PM »
It does look good.  :D I kinda like it better than the other version.
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Re: German Cover!
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2009, 11:57:58 PM »
It does look good.  :D I kinda like it better than the other version.

I absolutely agree. The UK version definitely looks like its going for a more YA market, but still to me it looks very...simplistic. Just a flat red with some claw marks to spice it up...boring imo. The German cover looks like pure awesome.
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Re: German Cover!
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2009, 03:34:52 AM »
Aaaaaand Germany trumps UK. Again. Great.  >:(
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Re: German Cover!
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2009, 03:48:35 AM »
How can you say? There isn't an American cover yet.

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« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2009, 03:59:15 AM »
Whoops. My mistake. I meant the UK.
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Re: German Cover!
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2009, 04:08:49 AM »
I must be the only one that actually prefers the UK cover. Maybe it's just that the "written in blood" look has been done to death. *shrug*
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