Update on new bookplates
May 22nd, 2014
I know that several of you have been waiting impatiently for the new Ice Breaker bookplates. I thought your wait was over earlier this week – a parcel came in the mail, from the US where the bookplates are being printed. I opened the nice little box (which said ‘bookplates’ on the outside) thinking ‘Yes! At last!’ And they were the WRONG COLOUR! I ordered white ones, they sent parchment colour, which is not nearly as nice. So I emailed them and they were very apologetic, and said they’d send me nice white ones straight away.
So, the wait continues!
I haven’t done anything more about the competition yet – still thinking about it (and being a bit too busy). I’ve been doing a bit of drawing, so it might turn out to be a drawing competition. Hmmmm …
I have at last got a rough date for when Ice Breaker is coming out in the the US. It’ll be published in August 2015 – next year – and we should have cover art soon. Hopefully I’ll be able to show it to you. It’s going to be really interesting to see how it differs from the Australian cover – they are always hugely different. The US publisher is Feiwel and Friends, which is an imprint of MacMillan. From the emails so far they sound really nice, and I think I’m going to enjoy working with them.
Meanwhile, Tasmania is chugging along, heading towards winter. And here’s Harry, having a dreadfully hard evening in front of the wood heater. 🙂