One of the most incredible things about being an author is having my book published outside of the United States. A few years ago we sold the rights to my first novel, Fair Coin, to Sharp Point Press, a Taiwanese publisher. I recently saw their stunning cover for the book, which I am thrilled to share with you:
I am such a big fan of this! The book will be coming out in Taiwan in the fall, I think as early as next month. And Sharp Point has something really special in mind: They are selling books with replicas of the quantum coin Ephraim finds, which resemble a U.S. quarter from another universe in which Puerto Rico is the 51st state! Wow. I’ve seen a mock-up of the coin, and I am so excited and impressed. I hope I get one of those, and I’ll share pics of the finished book and coin when I can.
For comparison, below is the U.S. cover of Fair Coin, illustrated by Sam Weber, and because I’m not sure if I’ve shared it here before, the equally amazing Russian cover, by Darya Kuznetsova.
This has been a good book week for me. :)
Which cover do you like best?
Anyone who has read my books or my blog knows that I have a fascination with doppelgängers (doubles and lookalikes). Lately, I’ve been receiving some messages from friends and fans who wanted to let me know that Fair Coin now has its very own doppelgänger! What do you think?
I wonder if the people who designed the poster for the U.S. theatrical release of Mr. Nobody were perhaps influenced by the excellent book cover illustrated by Sam Weber. Oddly enough, back when Sam was brainstorming ideas for Fair Coin, I remember him noting that he wanted to go for a movie poster aesthetic. Well done!
Unsurprisingly, Mr. Nobody sounds like an amazing film — exactly the sort of thing I will like. Apparently it premiered in 2009 at some international festivals and has already been released (with different posters) with a cult following. It’s only now just hitting the U.S. Here’s the synopsis from the film’s Facebook page:
A young boy stands on a station platform. The train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? An infinity of possibilities rise from this decision. As long as he doesn’t choose, anything is possible.
Yeah, sign me up for that! Mr. Nobody will be released for iTunes and on demand next week and theatrically in November; now that it’s on my radar, I am definitely going to see it sooner than later. Hopefully it will do a doppelgängbusters box office, so one day there will really be a Fair Coin movie poster in our universe! :)
I’ve been pleased that several of the reviews I’ve seen of Fair Coin have said things like, “I hope there’s a sequel,” or “the author had better write a sequel,” or “I wonder if there will be a sequel.” Naturally, I’m flattered; when I reach the end of a good book, I’m often sad that there isn’t any more of it to enjoy, but of course, some books (I’d say many books, or even, perhaps, most books) don’t need sequels. (*cough* The Hunger Games *cough*)
However, whether it needs it or not, Fair Coin does have a sequel. It’s called Quantum Coin.
Continue reading ‘but wait! there’s more!’
I have something awesome to share! And I’m not going to draw out the announcement, because I’ve been waiting for this moment longer than anyone. So here it is:
If you read the book, you’ll realize just how perfect this is. Pyr has a well-earned reputation for its stunning book covers, and I think this one is really special. Granted, I’m not exactly impartial, but the illustration is beautiful and bold and different, and I can’t wait to see it on the hardcover.
I was thrilled when I heard Sam Weber would be the cover artist; I’ve admired his work for a long time, especially his wonderful art for the Ender’s Game e-book. Major thanks to him and Lou Anders for giving Fair Coin such a brilliant cover.
And now I can also reveal that Fair Coin is scheduled to be released in March 2012, and it’s available for pre-order from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and directly from Pyr.