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Cover art, part I

So the first of the cover art is in – and from Spain, no less.

It’s not a scene I would have chosen from the book, I admit, but it makes a damn fine cover nonetheless. Apparently this is a very commercial treatment, in the Spanish market.

The title translates as “Under the Ivy”. Click on the image to see it in all its 2.5Mb loveliness. Muy bonita, no?

Rumour has it there may be a Part II to this post at the end of the week, when the UK cover art is in. Rest assured I will be sharing it with you just as soon as I can.

 

4 Comments

  1. Marta

    Dear Ellie,

    I just finished reading the Spanish version of your book Songs of the Earth and I cannot wait to read the upcoming ones. I loved it! (though I am sure I would have liked it even more in the original language, translations sometimes miss a bit of the essence of the author).

    About the Spanish cover, yes, it is a common thing in the Spanish market to do this with books and movies and… I hate it!!!! I cannot understand why they change the names so much that they are completely unrecognizable from the original. As you can imagine I had to come almost to the end of the book to understand why they chose this image for the cover and the name of “Under de Ivy”… 🙁 I definitely think that a more true translation would had been much better such as “Cantos de la Tierra” or something like this. But well, that’s what we get here in Spain. Shouldn’t complain too much, :))) at least we could find your book here which is great. 🙂

    Looking forward to be able to buying Trinity Moon, or however it may be called in Spain haha :)… I might but it in English this time.

    Keep up the great work.

    Marta

  2. javier

    creo que es mucho más lírica y elegante que la de UK . sin menospreciar la anterior claro .

    • Ellie

      Javier,

      Creo que es maravilloso, muy hermoso. Cada editor ha optado por una muy diferente “look and feel”, pero los quiero a todos! (Pido disculpas por la traducción de Google)

      I think it is wonderful, very beautiful. Each publisher has chosen a very different “look and feel”, but I love them all!

  3. Jenny Brown

    Haunting, intense, odd, and provoking. Very good traits in a cover. Can’t wait to see the UK version. And, fingers crossed a US one.

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