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Bulgarian Bee

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It’s unusual but not unprecedented for foreign publishers to use the first-edition cover art when they publish a translation of a book. One of my cover designs for Mike Shevdon’s Courts of the Fayre series was reused for a French edition published by Panini/Eclipse in 2014. This year it’s the turn of The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath by Ishbelle Bee which appeared in a Bulgarian edition last month from Ciela. In this instance I supplied the publisher with many of the work files so that the designers were able to refashion the title using Cyrillic characters. I’m very pleased with the way they’ve done this, the task wasn’t an easy one when some of the lettering was unique to this design. If you live in Sofia (or are on holiday there) watch out for it.

Previously on { feuilleton }
The Contrary Tale of the Butterfly Girl
The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by Clive Hicks-Jenkins

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    Beautiful, John. The Cyrillic is perfectly matched in tone to the elaborate decoration. It looks as though the artwork was born to be presented in this edition!

  2. #2 posted by John

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    Thanks, Clive. I’m hoping they may do the sequel as well but that will no doubt depend on the sales of this one.

 




 

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