Voila: the cover of the paperback

Well, you recall that, earlier this summer, my publisher was fiddling with designs for the paperback version of Hannibal and Me, and you guys had some input.

I now see that the paperback is up on Amazon and on Penguin’s website (Penguin owns Riverhead), though it won’t be released until February 5, 2013 (13 months after the hardcover was released).

If you compare the actual to the earlier designs, you see that

  • the helmet has changed (become more fearsome) and
  • the “Us” in the subtitle has moved up one line, because it had caused such offense in its previous position.

10 thoughts on “Voila: the cover of the paperback

  1. Having followed this book’s gestation through your blog, I still do not understand why there is such a delay in the release dates. I suppose there is strategy, right? I will be interested to see how the paperback version sells as opposed to the hardback. I’m still going to cart my hardback version over to Germany someday to have it autographed. Should have jumped on that one when you were still in California. 🙂

    • ” I suppose there is strategy, right?”


      Yes, there might be. Or perhaps not at all. I recall asking about that, a few times over the years. If so, I couldn’t get anybody to explain it to me.

      Get ready, Cheri. You’ll publish too, sooner or later. Once that process starts, I’ll be checking in on your blog throughout, to divine the … strategy. 😉

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