You guys know what one of my very favorite parts of the whole publishing process is, right? It's getting foreign editions in the mail! It's been a daydream of mine since I was a wee sprout of a writer to have a shelf of foreign editions of my books (long before I had books, long before), and with the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series it has massively come true! Getting these parcels is such pure delight. It's far far after the angst part of the writing and publishing process, so it's not even like the frosting on the cake. The cake was eaten long ago. This is just frosting. A giant bowl of buttercream frosting, and a spoon. (Okay, a small bowl, because a giant bowl of buttercream frosting would not, in the long run, be a good thing to have. German chocolate cake frosting, however, I could eat for breakfast every day.)
(But I don't. I think that is important to note. I actually eat melted ice cream out of an antique silver soup tureen. With my monkey on my lap.)*
I LOOOOOOOOOVE this cover! This is the Dutch Daughter of Smoke & Bone, by De Boekerij:
Haunting and edgy and cool and beautiful. Love.
A couple using the US cover, also beautiful. On the left, Estonian. (Estonian!)
On the right, Danish:
It's cool when a publisher puts their own spin on the blue mask image. This is the Slovenian edition:
And I've finally started to get some Days of Blood & Starlights! Here's the Italian one:
And ack! I don't know what this one is. Help me out guys. With Asian characters, I am at level 0 knowledge. It seems to be Chinese? Cool, no?
YAY! So much fun!