Titles

DiscussãoFforde Ffans

Entre no LibraryThing para poder publicar.

Titles

Este tópico está presentemente marcado como "inativo" —a última mensagem tem mais de 90 dias. Reative o tópico publicando uma resposta.

1Kerian
Editado: Jan 12, 2007, 3:00pm

Is there anyone besides me who is disappointed over the title change in Jasper Fforde's upcoming Thursday Next book? I found "The War of the Words" to sound so appealing. At least with a title like "First Among Sequels" we can probably count on even more Thursday Next books beyond this 'Next' one.

2Kerian
Editado: Jan 29, 2007, 6:40pm

When I first came across LibraryThing, I guess I got the wrong impression. I had thought people "talked" more often. Oh well :(

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."

3reading_fox
Jan 30, 2007, 7:33am

#2 There's a lot of messages in Talk, its easy to miss new ones that one is interested in.

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!

4Kerian
Jan 30, 2007, 7:46pm

War of the Words

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?

5reading_fox
Jan 31, 2007, 5:05am

the UK versions were:

the eyre affair, lost in a good book, well of lost plots, something rotten and the big over easy with fourth bear published in hardback 6 months ago.

I don't believe these were different - although I'm sure the covers were.

6Kerian
Jan 31, 2007, 6:09pm

This means the titles have been the same so far.

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.

7reading_fox
Editado: Fev 1, 2007, 10:06am

Yep, can do.

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.

8Kerian
Editado: Fev 1, 2007, 11:28pm

I'm stumped. Today, I looked for "The War of the Words" on LibraryThing because books that haven't been released can still show up. What I found was "First Among Sequels," matching the same author. So as to not lose it, I added it to my library.

You can see it here:
http://www.librarything.com/work/1708602
(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.

9Kerian
Editado: Fev 1, 2007, 11:48pm

Barnes & Noble doesn't list it yet.

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.

10thefirstalicat
Fev 2, 2007, 7:44pm

I'm in the process of looking at the books in my LT library in "covers" mode and changing book covers that aren't the same as mine, either by clicking on already scanned and uploaded ones or taking digital photos and uploading them myself. It's been working fine - a pity it's a big job for me, though, as many of my "coverless" books are obscure mythology reference works that have no cover already scanned, so I have at least several hundred pictures to take!

11aluvalibri
Fev 5, 2007, 9:38am

#10====> you are not alone...

12reading_fox
Mar 1, 2007, 7:26am

Just in case we weren't sure Jasper has just updated his website. It look slike it is definetly going to be "First Amoung Sequels" with two different cover designs for the US and the UK.

Link is HERE

13reading_fox
Ago 30, 2008, 5:35am

His new book is on the website as Shades of grey does anyone know anything about it?

14sydamy
Ago 30, 2008, 8:14am

Nope, but I have now reserved it at my library. Thanks for the heads up. :)

15wigster102
Ago 30, 2008, 11:22am

It's not supposed to come out until July 2009. Jasper had a new baby (ok, his wife did), and he needed more time to work on the book. It seems to be a publishing schedule thing as well.