Monday, 23 April 2012

Hello America

I'm pleased to be able to announce that US rights to Care of Wooden Floors have been sold, to Amazon Publishing. This deal has actually been chugging along for a while, but it was formally revealed in Publishers Weekly about a week ago, and I was able to meet some of the Amazon team when they came over for the London Book Fair last week. I'm particularly pleased that my editor will be novelist and former Believer editor Ed Park. Publication date is 9 October this year, so not long from now.

It's interesting to be published by Amazon in the USA. As you might know, Amazon is a complete newcomer as a publisher. The hardcover will be released through Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's catalogue; the exact name or branding of the Amazon Publishing imprint seems to be something of a grey area for the time being. This autumn's list is its first ever, and it's a privilege to be one of the very first books from a new house, especially one which will be so closely examined. It should make for an interesting experience.

Above is the US cover for the book - quite a departure from the UK cover. American friends, please look out for it in the "fall". Canadian friends, don't forget that the Anchor Canada-published edition is on sale now.


Sue Westcott said...

Interesting choice of cover, and as you say, very different from the UK version, which (whisper it) I prefer.

Andrew said...

FYI the name of the imprint is New Harvest. No idea why.