Monday, 28 January 2013

Second clue


Morning! I'm thrilled to announce that the cover of The Bone Season will be revealed by Entertainment Weekly on their website this Thursday, 31st January. This should take place at roughly 1pm East Coast time (6pm UK time, and 5am in Sydney if you're truly dedicated). I'll also be posting it on my blog on Friday, 1st February, along with a Q&A with the Art Director at Bloomsbury, David Mann.

See you soon!

21 comments:

  1. Yay, for another clue! And I guessed (to myself) that it would be Entertainment Weekly! That is so amazing! Congratulations! :)

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  2. That is incredibly cool. Plus, its nice to see them doing a story like that instead of another one on Lindsay Lohan knocking out a Jersey Shore cast member with her alcohol-detecting ankle bracelet.

    Reading can be fun too!

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  3. Do you pronounce it sky-on or skee-on? I'm interested in these things!

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    1. I was JUST talking to my friends about this! It's pronounced 'sigh-on' in the book. Think it can also be pronounced 'sigh-un' or 'ski-on', but ski-on sounds a bit like the forces of terror are coming to take you skiing...

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  4. Yay!!! Can't wait! So excited! :)

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  5. I'M SO EXCITED :) I'll be there with bells on.

    LOL to forces of terror taking you skiing.

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  6. 5am, Thursday morning?

    So, 34 hours, 21 minutes, and counting...

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  7. I can't wait until the cover unveil and until the book itself. I've been following this blog quite a lot in the past couple of months and I must say you've got a really great style of writing. If you're quality of blog post is anything to go by, your book's going to be amazing. I can't wait to read it!!
    I also like your posts on the traditional publishing process, it's really interesting to see how editors work etc. For readers interested in the Amazon KDP side of things I've posted my first ever blog entry over at aaronmccarthy.blogspot.com.

    Sam (can I call you that?), I must ask - what's partnerships with movie companies like? How much say do you have in the film project, are there any things you'd like to change and what particularly pleases you about Imaginarium's deal?

    All the best with the book and I understand if you don't have time to answer the film adaptation related questions but if you do, I can't wait to reading the answers. All the best and well done on your spectacular deal with the publishing house that brought us "Harry Potter".

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    1. Thank you, Aaron – I'm so glad you're enjoying the blog! I just read yours, very interesting – particularly the creative control part. I feel I've been able to maintain creative control throughout the process of traditional publishing: I approved the cover, I was allowed to reject any editorial suggestions, and I think my deadlines are reasonably flexible. But that may not be the same for all writers and all publishing houses.

      Working with Imaginarium has been great so far. I was fortunate enough to keep consultation rights for the film adaptation, so I will have a certain degree of control over what does and doesn't happen. I'm not intending to force myself into every aspect of the film – I think a film should be a fresh interpretation – but it's great to have the security of consultation rights. I get to give a lot of input. I guess what pleases me most is how dedicated the Imaginarium team are: they know the book back-to-front and seem to really know and understand the characters. So far there's nothing I'd like to change.

      Hope you'll continue reading!

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    2. Thanks for reading the blog. :D

      I was a little surprised by how you said you got to basically have creative control at Bloomsbury. You never know, your comment might have inspired me to try and get a trad publisher for my next book!

      The film deal sounds ace and I can't wait till it comes out. Any idea when that might be, perchance?

      And of course I'll keep reading - it's a great blog!

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    3. You should have a go – it's great to work with a big team on your book. If you don't like the publisher, you don't have to stay with them forever.

      I have no idea when the film will come out, I'm afraid. Imaginarium is a production company, so they need to secure funding from a studio before it can go into pre-production. I'll keep you updated!

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  8. Excited for the book cover reveal tomorrow (well, today for you, since you're in the UK, I suppose)! Can't wait! :)

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  9. I haven't had a clue in days now. I am a TBS addict.

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    1. You will have a cover in approximately *checks watch* three hours. We can get through this.

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  10. Ah, just read the excerpt and saw the cover! LOVE the excerpt. What action! Great writing. You make it seem effortless but I'll bet it was hard work to make it look that easy. Nice little touches: lighter falling out of her pocket, (she smokes, eh?), split lip, potential injury she's aware of, really aware of her surroundings and the strength and speed of her pursuers. I think I'm going to get on with your protagonist. Oh, and the cover is nice too. I shouldn't have read it though because now I cannot wait for August! Darn it! So far away! Well, congrats on the cover reveal. By the way, was that excerpt chapter one or a prologue or random chapter?

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    1. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it! Thank you for the detailed feedback on what you liked, much appreciated. And she does carry a lighter, but doesn't necessarily smoke... hope you continue to get on with her!

      That excerpt was from the end of Chapter 2. There's a better excerpt on the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TheBoneSeason) that includes much more context – about Scion, about clairvoyance and so on. And also has some action.

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  11. The cover and your excerpt are amazing! :) :) :) Congratulations! I can't wait to buy it in 199 days :)

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    1. Thank you! Do read the Facebook excerpt if you can, it's more indicative of my writing style overall. And gives you lots of information on Scion and the history of clairvoyance.

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