Sunday, October 7, 2012

Book Jacket Art

One of the really cool things about selling foreign rights to your books is getting to see what publishers in other countries do with your jacket covers. A Dog's Way Home has sold in Germany, Poland, and Russia. The publisher in Poland chose to keep the same gorgeous cover the book has here. But the publishers in Germany and Russia did something entirely different!

Often, they also change the title of your original work because it may not translate well in their language. So for instance, although the publisher in Poland kept the same U.S. cover, they slightly altered the title to A Dog's Path Home. I think the word "way" didn't translate well.
German cover

The German publisher created this exquisite cover, and changed the title to Lost in the Wilderness. They also included some beautiful art inside the book.

The Russian publisher did this great cover with a lost dog poster--very clever! The title in Russian now read My Faithful Friend, Tam. At least that's what I've been told. I don't have a good image of the Russian cover yet, but I'll post it when I do.

What cover do you like best?


  1. I have to say I'm especially fond of the US cover. The look in those big eyes just gets me!

  2. I like the Russian one a lot. I love the wilderness scene.