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Here's an update on the case of the title:
Within the last week, I came across something online concerning Jasper Fforde's next book, containing a direct quote from him. Fforde said while "First Among Sequels" was his original title or title-in-progress, his publishers thought it would confuse readers. For now, they are sticking to the title "First Among Sequels," but the decided title is "The War of the Words."
SO the published title is going to be "war of the words"? do you know if they are keeping it constant between the UK and the USA - they do sometimes change these things.
One problem with war is that there are a lot of Vietnam/WWII books with similar titles - try touchstoning it!
Hmm, I see what you mean. Well, I don't know if they'll have differences between the UK and USA titles. I hope not. As an American, I can say that while I see the reasoning at times, I would not with this. (American children readers of the Harry Potter series may have needed it for the first book.) Anyone who reads Jasper Forde's books should be able go without a 'special' USA created title. Do you know if any of his books had separate titles between the UK and USA?
The covers have definately been different. Occasionally, I find a Jasper Fforde book in the UK edition, but only used. (I regularly went to a used book store up until two weeks ago, when it closed. Six weeks to go till they open their store again, and at a new location.) I wonder if LibraryThing will ever develop in the way of letting us display the different covers here. I suppose we may be able to find them somewhere else on the site.
In your catalog you will see a pencil Icon on the right of every entry. This is the edit book information page. Click on this. A lot of the fields are editable so now is a great time to make sure the information is correct and complete! Amazon makes quite a few errors. leading to orphan entries and incorrect shared information.
On the left is "change book cover" click on this and you'll see a list of amazon covers appear, and beneath a list of covers scanned in and uploaded by other users. Select the correct one.
If none are there scan in and upload your own(has worked in the past.
You can see it here:
(Wish I knew how to 'touchstone' websites, sorry.)
I have to say, it doesn't quite look like a real cover. Clearly, it represents a US edition. I don't think it possess the style and font usually given to the UK editions. While the photo rings as possibly true, the title doesn't add up to the normal style or font size. Infact, the title seems fairly small in comparision to his other US editions.
Right now, my thoughts are that the final cover will not look exactly like this, for either the US or UK edition. But the title? What I had found about "The War of the Words" was all over the place. I'm still baffled. I'm going to continue checking book websites (like Barnes & Noble) every so often for a cover appearance.
Borders Books lists the book as "Next Among Sequels," but offers no cover image. The price is $24.95.
Amazon offers the same cover image as LibraryThing offers, and prices it as $17.22.
Link is HERE