The Ionia Sanction: the Oz cover


Hot off the virtual presses, thanks to Belinda the Publisher.  You'll notice a similarity to the Oz cover of Pericles Commission.  Consistent look and feel helps people recognize books in a series.  I don't know where the coin comes from on this one, and I wasn't brave enough to ask after the trouble I caused over the coin on the Pericles Commission cover.  This cover will be appearing, complete with printed pages behind it, on Australian bookstore shelves in January 2012.

The US cover is the orange one to the right.  The US edition's out in November 2011; just 2 months to go.

It feels weird having multiple books with my name on them!


12 comments:

CPatLarge said...

Congratulations! When will it be available in the U.S.? Need to add to my collection ;-)

Gary Corby said...

Out in November this year in the US! I probably should have said that in the main bit. I'll fix.

The US edition is the orange cover you'll see to the right in the book column. Same book, radically different cover. The way readers in different countries react is interesting stuff.

CPatLarge said...

Eh - I like the Aussie covers better! But then I've never followed the crowd ;-)

Looking forward to reading it.

Stephanie Thornton said...

I still like the American version the best, but I like the theme of both. Very exciting!

Gary Corby said...

I'm glad you like it, CP! I'm rather thrilled with it myself. I think this makes you an honourary Australian.

Stephanie's reaction is the US norm, and conversely, local friends who've seen the new cover all said they like both but prefer the blue. There really is a cultural trend; I didn't believe it when experts first told me that, but it's true.

CPatLarge said...

Ooh! Honourary Australian - I'll take it!

Leonie Corby said...

Congratulations! Let me know if you want anything framed - eg the dust jacket of the US version.

Gary Corby said...

I still need to post a picture of that. Mea culpa. Any moment now...

Anneke said...

Interesting that it's a cultural trend. I slightly prefer the Oz cover. (The Netherlands, Europe) What does it say about me? The US cover reveals that even in Ancient times the Greek got away with our money...

Gary Corby said...

Hi Anneke!

I confess I've had some fun with the Greek financial disaster in the fourth book that I'm writing now. I don't know if I'll be able to sneak it past the editors.

L. T. Host said...

YAY how did I miss this? Actually, it looks like I missed a lot! Catching up now :) But can I just say how pretty they both are? :)

Gary Corby said...

Hi LT. You certainly may! :-)