Fresh from the bindery


The very first copies of The Ionia Sanction!

10 comments:

Valerie Geary said...

Yay! Looks delicious!

Gary Corby said...

Wow, you were quick off the mark. Thanks Valerie!

This photo is from Hannah the Editorial Assistant. My copies are on the way via Pegasus Pony.

Steph Schmidt said...

Kudos to whoever is behind the cover art! I love how bright the colors are (mostly because it makes it easier to find on store shelves).

Julie said...

Looks awesome! Can't wait to get a hold of it.

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Looks awesome! Can't wait to read it!

pierre l said...

I hope my two copies will be the first in England. Really looking forward to reading this book.

Trisha Leigh said...

It's so pretty *pets computer screen*

Gary Corby said...

Two copies? I'm impressed, Pierre.

Thank you everyone for the kind comments!

The question of the artist is sort of interesting. It shows how book covers get done in the publishing world: Whenever a St Martin's Press book gets nominated for cover art (there's an Anthony Award for best cover art, for example) the nominee is always David Rotstein. That's because David is the Art Director. But he didn't do the picture; he set out what he wanted, but he didn't draw it. The actual cover is usually drawn by an artist who's hired for the job. In my case it was a gentleman named Stefano Vitale.

If you look on the inside back flap of the US edition, you'll see four names:

Me!
Vicki Skarratt for the author shot
David Rotstein for jacket design
Stefano Vitale for jacket illustration

Jessica said...

Looks nice in hardback! The ARC I got had the same bright cover, but a boring old white spine.

Gary Corby said...

Hi Jessica! I believe you might be the first person in the world to post a review of Ionia Sanction.

Yes, the ARC is always a paperback, and it's printed before the cover is finalized, so you get grotty white and a system font. Also, the copy on the ARC is written by a random marketing person, whereas the copy on the final flap was written by me (I hope...I haven't seen the final inner flap myself yet).