For years I've been meaning to put together a page on my website showing the different foreign covers for my books. I have some, but my scanner is currently being devilish so I haven't been able to scan their covers. (I wish I got a copy of all of them!) With the help of Enna Isilee at Squeaky Books I've been able to track down images of quite a few. I'll put them on my site soon but thought I'd feature them on my blog from time to time as well. Since I've got princess academy on the brain (going through the first page proofs of palace of stone and feeling really happy and relieved!) here's Miri from around the world. I'll put the publishing language beneath each picture. If you want to play "name that language," scroll slowly and see if you can guess first without looking!
Spainish hardcover and paperback. Spain consistently does beautiful covers, in my opinion. Wait till you see Goose Girl and Enna Burning!
Romanian, keeping the US hardcover.
Chinese hardcover and paperback. I love that it's not just the US that tends to vary styles between the two formats.
Korean also kept the original painting. Korea is another country that consistenly wows me with their high quality publishing. Can't wait to show you their Book of a Thousand Days.
English - UK. Do you prefer the first or second?
Japanese. Did you guess?
Italian. The latter is the hardcover. I kind of suspect the cover artist hadn't read the book, but still one of my favorites just because it's so fun and different.
French! Isn't this lovely? I don't think this cover would sell well in the US market, but I'm charmed by it.
Dutch. I find I'm somewhat alarmed by the large red profile. And apparently in Dutch, Shannon is only allowed one middle "n."
Hebrew. (Notice the image is flipped.)
Norwegian. I received a copy of this one in the mail and looked at it for some time, trying to figure out which book it was. I suppose that's Miri and Peder? In a blanket? And...yes, it appears Peder is shirtless underneath.
Polish! As much as I loved the US hardcover, it's still so fun for me to see the variations. This is one I've never received, but I would know from the cover that it's Princess Academy.
And Russian, sent by squeetuser Polly Lu!
Did you guess many? Any favorites?