Saturday, October 17, 2009

German Translations in the Wild (4) Frankfurt Book Fair Edition

I'll do a recap of days 2-5 of the Frankfurt Book Fair tomorrow when my book stack is complete - so look for that. I made out like a bandit, that's for sure.

Today I finally remembered to bring my camera, so I braved the large German crowd in hall 3.0 to get you the following pictures.

Lightbox with THE HUNGER GAMES (German title: TRIBUTES FROM PANEM: DEADLY GAMES) because I love this cover and want to show it every week.


Bernard Beckett's GENESIS (same title in German)


Very shiny copies of Sarah Rees Brennen's THE DEMON'S LEXICON (German title: THE DEMON'S CIRCLE).


Patrick Ness' CHAOS WALKING: THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO and THE ASK AND THE ANSWER. (German titles: NEW WORLD: THE ESCAPE and THE DARK PARADISE)


Sure seems like you need to have a fantasy/paranormal or dystopia to make it in Germany doesn't it?!

20 comments:

Yan said...

I cannot get over how gorgeous that HUNGER GAMES cover is. I find the DEMON'S LEXICON (DEMON'S CIRCLE) odd though. Something about that silhouette...

LovesSam said...

I love that cover of the Hunger Games. I got the UK Special edition one and i looks like a book for a 5 year old. That is just lush, as is The Demons Lexicon cover. Hope your having fun

Lenore said...

I know!! I want to buy a copy just so I can look at it ALL DAY LONG!!

Jenn M. said...

I think the German cover of Hunger games is WAAAAAAY better than the one I've seen. In fact, the first thing I thought when I saw the US cover was "ew" If I hadn't read all of the good reviews....I probably wouldn't of picked it up!

~Mary said...

That is a gorgeous cover for Hunger Games! The UK cover stinks...I have US copies because I hate them so much! HA ha! I can't wait to hear about your time! I'm jealous!

La Coccinelle said...

I love the covers.

Jessica Kennedy said...

The Hunger Games cover is very cool! I like the US one but the German one is awesome.

THE DEMON'S LEXICON cover: WOW! So much better than the US one! :)

Keren David said...

Beautiful covers..wow! I'm even more excited now that my book is being translated into German. Must say I think the Demon's Circle is a better name than the Demon's Lexicon - I spent the whole book wondering where the Lexicon would come into it (until I was distracted by the totally fabuklous ending!)

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

These look so great, thanks for sharing them with us! I absolutely love seeing those!
I have to agree that The Hunger Games cover is really gorgeous, it reminds me a little of Westerfeld's Uglies.

Sarah Rees Brennan said...

What a great post - and holy wow, how I love the Hunger Games German cover. I also love my own shiny, shiny German cover, and will admit I have been known to check my lipstick in it.

Jess said...

Thanks for sharing these! I love seeing the German covers. The Demon's Lexicon one is particularly gorgeous!

Rhiannon Hart said...

I love seeing these other covers. Do other European countries have their own too?

Australia just gets the UK ones. You know, cos we're EXACTLY the same as the Motherland :D

Lenore said...

Sarah - It would be very useful for checking your make-up!

Rhi - Oh yes! Most countries do their own. I remember seeing a gallery of different Hunger Games covers. Google it!

Ladybug said...

Wow! The Hunger Games cover looks great!

Kate said...

Thanks for the translations. I will go to Germany one day and pick up some books. I really do want to learn German at some point.

Alice Teh said...

I like the Hunger Games one!

Allie said...

It's so interesting to see what the cover/genre trends are in different countries.

Zibilee said...

I love the cover for The Hunger Games! It's very visually arresting!

Serena said...

I would have loved to be at this festival...those covers and posters look fantastic.

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Hi Lenore! You were voted as the Coolest International in the First Novels Club first ever blogger superlatives!

http://firstnovelsclub.blogspot.com/2009/11/publishers-weekly-karmic-linkage-and.html