Archive for November 7, 2010

>………REVEALING MORE

Posted: November 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

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Someone at Quercus must have noticed the blandness of Esther Verhoef ‘s UK book covers.



The cover of the new Quercus UK paperback edition of Rendevous [April 2011] is much more in line with the Dutch publications.

>COVERING UP……..

Posted: November 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

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I mentioned earlier that I thought the Swedish cover of Den Roden Vargen was far superior to the UK cover with a JP blurb that was more likely to put off some readers. Liza Marklund has not been given the publicity in the UK the quality of her books deserve. Paradise was published in paperback here for some reason with a cover depicting a snowy New York street scene.

Could they not find a photo of Stockholm with snow?
I then had a look at the books of the Dutch crime writer Esther Verhoef, and found the UK covers were very different from those published in the Netherlands.
Do publishers believe that British women, who of course make up the vast majority of crime fiction readers, won’t buy a book with a woman portrayed on the cover?