Wednesday, February 27, 2008


So...if you didn't feel like shelling out for the 24 bucks for the hardcover version of The Department, now's your chance to pre-order the paperback, which will be out in late April.

Snap it up from Amazon now! Come's only $11! (And yes, there's a cover change which I will discuss on the blog in the future, so no, you're not looking at the wrong book.)


Therese Walsh said...

Wow. I was interested in seeing that cover based on a chat we'd had earlier. They really changed the vibe!

Dawn said...

I like the new cover a lot!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Do you not like the cover? Why do you think they changed it?

There's no mittens or scarves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's interesting, remniscient of some other book I can't recall ... a Jodi Picoult kind of?

Larramie said...

Huh? That is NOT how I pictured Natalie!

OTOH, I like your new avatar, Allison.

Allison Winn Scotch said...

MM-I'll get into more specifics in the future on the blog, but they wanted to target a different demographic with this cover. I think they thought the other one was very urban and very upscale.

Dawn, thanks!

Others: fear not, I'm not offended by anything you say about it! I don't get it either, but they swear that it will sell! :) said...
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Hi Allison,

Wow! yep, that is a very different cover and it really does provide a very different 'vibe' at first're right, the other cover felt more urban, like "The Dive from Clausen's Pier"'s cover. This cover feels softer, more mature (?) like it conveys an introspective atmosphere?

I tried to order "Time of My Life" the other night from amazon and then realized that it wasn't available until April.

Do they normally issue the paperback in the same month as the second book's hardcover? I wish the paperback were available now!