Friday, March 12, 2010

What A Numrek Looks Like In Russia

Now I know. Thanks to the kind, anonymous person that posted a link to the Russian cover of Acacia: The War with the Mein, I've just had my first glimpse of how my book is marketed in Russia.

I offer it here:

That's the largest image of it I could find. What do you think?

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6 Comments:

Blogger Mandorallen said...

Um i can't say i'm real fond of it. Just not my cup of tea. I will always like the US cover art for Acacia book 1.

Just another figure driven fight scene. Pretty cool your selling in Russia though. : D

11:59 AM  
Anonymous TeichDragon said...

Sidenote:
http://acaciatrilogy.blogspot.com/
doesn't seem to have a valid RSS feed.

8:23 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

Mandorallen,

Yep. Pretty cool to be selling in Russia. That's the bottom line. Pride of Carthage is published there too, and they recently renewed the contract period, so it must be selling enough for them to want to keep it in print. That's what I'm most happy about.

As for the cover of this one... well, it needs to be considered in context. This wouldn't work for me if it was the US or UK cover, but in those cases I have a particular relationship with my readership and a manner in which I expect to be presented. Russia is a clean slate, though. I've seen other covers for books translated into East European countries, and some of them were pretty awful. By comparison to some of those... I kinda like this one! It's all relative, but I have to admit this cover makes me chuckle. And that's a good thing, considering the other possible reactions!

TeichDragon,

I'm working on that. I think I've got it up now. I've just been able to reset the blog to my Facebook page, so that must mean it's working. Right?

1:58 PM  
Anonymous TeichDragon said...

Great, RSS feed works now.
Thanks!

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Ethan Iktho said...

As Mandorallen said, in his Mando'a style:
Yes, it's pretty cool you are selling in Russia.

Just about 250 000 000 people there.

Might be a BIG market.

12:14 AM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...

I'm hoping.

12:51 PM  

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