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UK cover
« on: October 08, 2008, 05:43:40 AM »
I haven't totally got my web space working yet, but I did just post the UK cover on facebook. I'll get it posted here soon, probably tomorrow when Sprig sees this post and tells me I'm an idiot and fixes the problem in three seconds.
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Re: UK cover
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2008, 06:33:50 AM »
There are multiple Dan Wells on facebook. Link?
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Re: UK cover
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008, 04:13:17 PM »
Yeah, I don't know which one is you either on FB either....
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Re: UK cover
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2008, 07:33:21 PM »
Screw it, I'm buying crayons and paper. I can imagineer my own adventures! Wheeee!

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Re: UK cover
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2008, 07:54:46 PM »
Um. Do you like that cover Dan? I guess it's OK. Although I'm not sure if, to me, it really conveys the story behind it. Much.
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Re: UK cover
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2008, 06:23:39 PM »
I like it more than I like anything else that I or the designers have come up with. It's a very difficult book to convey in cover art, I'm discovering.

Overall, though, I do quite like it.
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Re: UK cover
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2008, 05:04:26 AM »
It doesn't seem like a very adult cover to me. What is your UK publisher marketing it as?

I'm trying to think of horror covers I've seen, and most of them used sans-serif fonts (in my memory). The closet thing I own to a horror book though is Card's Lost Boys, and it has a somewhat degraded-looking font.
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Re: UK cover
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2008, 09:00:58 PM »
The UK is marketing it as pure YA. They're running press proofs on the cover soon, so I should have a more final version one of these days.
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Re: UK cover
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2008, 03:55:52 AM »
It does look a lot like a YA cover. :) I'm looking forward to seeing how it does there, and whether the success of its marketing in the UK will affect how it's marketed in the US.
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Re: UK cover
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2008, 01:06:30 AM »
Saw this book in the grocery store today. Seemed like a similar cover:

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Re: UK cover
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2008, 03:21:58 AM »
That looks scarier and less shiny. The text is less obviously a font.
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Re: UK cover
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2008, 06:07:17 PM »
Interesting, thank for pointing that out. I'll send a link to my editor.
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Re: UK cover
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2008, 05:43:29 PM »
I just LOVE it. That is the sort of thing that would have grabbed my attention. Also, if they turn it over be sure there is something mentioning that there are NO vampires in this book.
Everything YA these days seems to be all about vampires.

Seriously though Dan, you scare me, and I scare myself. Your book should not be read by someone who has any sociopathic tendencies. It really makes you question yourself.

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Re: UK cover
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2008, 11:49:40 PM »
Any update on the cover art??
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