Saturday, September 10, 2011

Micro Book Cover - UK Edition

Harper Collins UK has revealed the UK edition book cover of Micro.

It is customary for novels to have different covers when they are published abroad, even when published in English. As a 2010 Guardian article explains, book covers are part of the marketing of a novel and each campaign must be created to be effective in a particular country’s culture.

(Sidenote: It is interesting that the Harry Potter novels are published in the UK with different covers for children and adults—the idea being that adults want a more subdued cover that doesn’t look like a children’s book. As the American editions of Harry Potter have only one cover for all ages, it would seem that Americans are not as easily embarrassed as our friends in the UK.)

The official Michael Crichton website displays the foreign covers for many of Crichton’s books.

The Andromeda Strain (1969)

Five Patients (1970)

The Terminal Man (1972)

The Great Train Robbery (1975)

Eaters of the Dead (1976)

Congo (1980)

Electronic Life (1983)

Sphere (1987)

Travels (1988)

Jurassic Park (1990)

Rising Sun (1992)

Disclosure (1994)

The Lost World (1995)

Airframe (1996)

Timeline (1999)

Prey (2002)

State of Fear (2004)

My friend, Pavel FrĨka, who alerted me to the UK Micro cover, has created a website showing the Czech edition book covers of Crichton’s works


Stephen said...

I'm really looking forward to Micro by Michael Crichton - I'm hoping it's as good as his other books

Anonymous said...

Just read the first ten pages. Looks promising. That UK cover looks much better than the one we're getting in North America.

Heath Harmon said...

Hi nice reading your bloog