Thursday, 17 December 2009
Following the competition, a couple of people have asked on here and Twitter about the Australian cover of my book. This is it:
I think it’s sweet and funny - although, being a photo of me, obviously I’m also delighted that it’s for publication in a very distant country. I’d feel like an idiot if that was staring at me from Waterstones here.
The publishers are currently thinking about what the paperback jacket for the UK is going to be. They’re thinking of less emphasis on the cards this time, and more on the narrative - you know, a tale of glamorous travel, jet-set sums of money, terrible heartbreak, that sort of thing. Something for the more general reader, maybe the female reader, that shows it isn’t just for poker fans but a gripping life story. And of course it has to be a beautiful cool seductive image across the bookshop (for anyone who chooses to pull it out from between Carpet Golf and A Compilation Of Dachsund Quizzes in the Indoor Games section.)