Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Pretty! The Pretty! Italian Edition

As exciting as all parts of being an author are, one thing I've been ridiculously excited for are foreign covers.  It's always so fun seeing how another culture and country choose to represent your book in their language.  I may or may not be guilty of obsessively trying to decipher and translate my myriad of foreign publishers' websites to get a sneak peek at the covers they've designed.

However.

My Italian publisher, Giunti, takes the cake for being awesome.  They emailed the cover to us, and, well, holy crap.  


The lights! The trees! The lettering! THE HAIR.

I'm so delighted with it.  I love its lush, romantic feel, and the almost tangible atmosphere of magic and fantasy.  Plus, I totally have that dress in blue.

(Just kidding.  Ha.  Ha.  Pardon me while I stare at my tee-shirt and pajama shorts and weep.)

I feel like this cover should be framed and hung on my wall.  It's really not fair that I hit the cover jackpot in the U.S. AND in Italy, but, well, I'm certainly not going to complain about it!

Paranormalcy is currently out in Poland, Turkey, and Russia.  The Portugal edition comes out in May, and the German and Spanish editions will be available in June.  My gorgeous green Giunti Italian beauty comes out this May.  Wish I could do a launch party there...

65 comments:

Áine Tierney said...

This looks fab Kiersten! I love the lift in her hair. It is as if magic forces are brushing their fingers through it.

Apryl said...

It is truly stunning!

Athena said...

I absolutely love it! I really like the way her hair lifts up like that!

Daisy Whitney said...

Love it!!

Nisa said...

"The lights, the trees, the lettering, the hair." Oh my goodness, I couldn't agree more!

Ru said...

That's so fun, congrats!

ellen said...

♥ it, it's so beautiful!

Jason said...

If it were me I'd be collecting a copy of each one, just because I'm a packrat like that. Posters of each one would be cool. :)

That is an amazing picture.

katherinemarie said...

Love, love, love.

Paranormalmente, darling, certo (that's italian for certainly).

hopejunkie said...

OMG. That's it. I'm moving to Italy.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

I love it! Beautiful! :D

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

omg that is amazing! Honestly, i might like it a tad more than the US cover...

Kristen - Seeing Night said...

I love it!! Still a fan of the US version but this is beautiful too!

Jodi Meadows said...

Oooh, NICE.

Tracey Neithercott said...

Wow. This is stunning.

elizabethreinhardt said...

Molto bello!

Emily White said...

Gorgeous!

ipod_frk said...

Stunning! That stock pic is very popular, it's also featured on Lesley Livingston's Once Every Never:
http://lesleylivingston.blogspot.com/2011/02/once-every-never-cover-reveal.html

Marsha Sigman said...

It really is all about the hair.

Andrea Cremer said...

Gorgeous! Also, don't you just want to say PARANORMALMENTE in a bad Italian accent all day long!! I do!

beth said...

THE HAIR.

Siobhan Stratton said...

WOW it is a really stunning cover

Paranormal Opinion said...

That is beautiful!! I would totally hang it on my wall if I were you - along with your other gorgeous covers!

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

OMG I REALLY do own that dress in blue! Also...pretty!!!

Sarah said...

So beautiful! I love foreign editions!

lora96 said...

That. Is. Awesome.

Suz said...

Oooooooh... That is a gorgeous cover!

Remilda Graystone said...

It is a fantastically beautiful cover. It is, it is, it is. I definitely think you should frame it.

Suzie F. said...

Wow! Love it!

@Andrea - LOL! I totally did that when I first read this post. :D

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

That's pretty awesome. Yea!

Jennifer Morian Frye said...

It really is awesome! Which is fitting, considering the story is too! : )

.Ambur. said...

Awe I love it! :D It's so pretty! And I love how it has the who glowing thing going on, it's great!:D

Amanda J. said...

LOVE!

Whirlochre said...

That hair is spooking itself...

Catherine said...

The model is as lovely as one of your faeries, Kiersten! And her hair colour is just as I pictured Evie's. Also, I have find that font. Do you know its name, or is it patented?

Aubree said...

that cover is soooo fabulous i love it!

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

This is beautiful! And it really captures that one scene in the book really well...you know the one ;) ;)

Cheree said...

I love the cover. It's gorgeous.

Alba said...

it's beautiful!!
can't wait to see how they come up with the spanish edition^^

Christine said...

I'm going to show this cover to my wedding photographer, point at my hair, and say, "Please?"

Absolutely gorgeous! Lucky girl!

RaShelle said...

Kiersten - That cover is A.MAZE.ING!!! I don't speak italian, but I want that book. LOL

Becky Wallace said...

I wish I was fluent in another language. I would love to read it and see how the humor and "BLEEPS!" transfer.

Love, love, love the cover!

K.V. Briar said...

Wow, just wow! I LOVE it :) So ethereal <3

Angela Felsted said...

Ooooo, wow. I love the hair!

pinksuedeshoe said...

Will each foreign publisher send you a copy of your book so you know, you can have a para + super + more awesome titled book shrine on a shelf of your bookcase? Even if you can't read them, will you at least get a copy? Of course if you had to choose between a copy of the book and an Italian/European book tour I hope you choose the second...

sweets1018 said...

That is such a pretty cover. I love it ^_^

DJ's Life in Fiction said...

Wow! That is gorgeous! I want it framed on my wall too! :-)

Nathary said...

Hello, I'm not a writer, but I'm trying to write and always want to become one just like you.

I've just got your first book and waiting to read the next one. It's amazing, okay, so you've been told that a bigillionth time, I guess.

Anyway, you're one the most of beautiful authors I've ever seen, I'd love to picture you as a protagonist in every book you write. :)

Kiersten White said...

Nathary--You may be confusing me with the models on my covers...the wind NEVER blows my hair like that ; )

Erika--In theory I get a copy of every foreign edition. I've heard it's hit and miss.

Catherine--I don't know the font, sorry! But it is beautiful, isn't it?

Andrea--LOL and YES.

iPod_frk--Ha! I hadn't seen her cover. That's awesome. It's a pretty great stock photo!

A said...

Dear Kiersten,
a big hello and big thanks from the Italian editorial department of Giunti. We're so pleased about your comment and Oh, bleep! we look forward to have you here!

Annalisa, Silvia, Adria, Alida, Marta, Paolo, Marila, Martina

Giada M said...

A launch party in Italy?! *_* It would be GREAT! I would totally be there! :D
BTW congrats on another awesome cover!

Jillian said...

Amazing!! I think requesting a giant print of it to frame and put up in your home is definitely in order. :-D

Lauren said...

What a delicious, delicious cover!!! If that doesn't make people want to pick up your book, I don't know what will. Congrats on all your foreign deals. It's wonderful and I am so happy for you :)

Kiersten White said...

A--I love Giunti! Also, I want to marry all of your names. Oh, Italy...

Laura said...

Such a pretty cover! I'd definitely pick it up off the shelf! Congrats!

Laura J.

Megs said...

Ooh, yes, GORGEOUS! Thanks for sharing! :)

Andrea said...

Beautiful. I love it!

Dangerous With a Pen said...

I wanna soak in the pretty... :)

Congrats! It's gorgeous!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Gorgeous, awesome, and utterly terrific! You did hit the jackpot. Congrats!

Madeleine said...

It's so beautiful! It has to have one of the best color schemes ever. If only I could read Italian...

Yuko86 said...

I'm italian and I'm really excited! I want to read this book, the cover is amazing!

Jessie Oliveros said...

Is it strange seeing Evie portrayed by two different models? Well, they are both gorgeous and magical and perfect. Congratulations! Can't wait to see more foreign covers.

Katheryn said...

I like it soo much im making it my computer backround

Katie Anderson said...

That IS a lovely cover. But who says you can't have a launch party in Italy? I say you should through one for yourself. In Verona. In the amphitheater. And you should get yourself that dress in blue to wear for it.

Keri said...

Wow, that's stunning! I totally understand what you mean about the excitement of seeing your work published overseas and how the cover art is interpreted and portrayed. That's always fascinated me. Simply gorgeous!