Thursday, February 10, 2011

SECRET KEEPER, Indian Style

I'm excited to share a new cover of Secret Keeper, coming at the end of March 2011 from HarperCollins India:


To refresh your memories, this was the US cover from Random House:


Any preferences?

10 comments:

Sayantani said...

Oo love it! I think the US cover is so beautiful - the colors, the simplicity, the downglancing face. But she is so sad/serious looking - I guess I never realized that until I saw the wimsy and joy of the Indian cover - the motion of the whizzing plane, the notebook, the upside down girl (whose world is of course made upside down in the story). I think they're both lovely - just so different.
It must feel really interesting to have your book published in India - have your others? What has that been like? ie. reactions from young people in India?
Congratulations on this!

Liana said...

I think the Indian cover is more interesting because of the colors and all that's going on but I'm jealous of her long lashes on the US one, lol.

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

They're both fabulous but I like the US cover because I fell in love with the book in this cover!

Maggie Desmond-O'Brien said...

Ooh, I love both! I agree with Sayantani, though, that the US cover is quite serious. While the ending sure made my cry, SECRET KEEPER was whimsical and a bit off-beat, too! Congratulations on two beautiful covers. =)

Sayantani said...

Actually inspired by your posting of these two covers, I just blogged on this (lately quite charged) issue of Asian American authors and book covers - trying to do a round up of a lot of recent cyber-conversations. Hope it's ok I linked back to this post too: http://storiesaregoodmedicine.blogspot.com/2011/02/judging-asians-by-our-book-covers.html

Misha said...

That's really good news! Now people here in India can read your wonderful books too :)

Rachel Stark said...

I think I like the Indian cover even more than the American one! It's so whimsical, and the doodle-like look of the text reminds me of Amelia's Diaries. It's interesting to me that the American cover plays with Indian artistic motifs in such an up-front way, whereas the Indian cover is much more subtle.

Three Turtles and Their Pet Librarian said...

I think I would pick up the American cover before the Indian - BUT, the American cover appeals to me because it looks slightly exotic to this white chick, whereas in India it obviously wouldn't.

morokko65 said...

Both covers are wonderful. However, I think that the whimsical Indian cover helps the book appeal to a wider readership.

Sherry said...

Both covers are wonderful. However, I think that the whimsical Indian cover helps the book appeal to a wider readership.

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