Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
Working in book publishing and in open plan office, it is natural that at some point in the week (possibly day) we will talk about a cover to a book – one of ours or one from another publisher. Exactly how we might end up talking about a particular cover may vary… It could be because we are discussing design and comparing various looks, praising a particular cover we’ve fallen in love with… or, like today, it could come up randomly in conversation.
Me (Chiara): Guess who I spotted on Platform 2 at the North Terminal at Gatwick on Sunday, on my way back home from Madrid?
Girls in unison: Who?
Me: Richard and Judy!
Susie: Great spot!
Me: Yes, Richard was looking quite dapper in a white blazer. If only I had my copy of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet with me, I could have offered it to them as a wonderful holiday read… (I’m sure Richard and Judy have nightmares about being chased by publisists.)
Lesley: They are still doing their Book Club, right?
Susie: Yes, but it’s exclusive to WHSmith
Lara: I can’t quite think of the titles on the current list off the top of my head.
Me: No, but I can picture one of the covers – a close up of a woman – which I really like. (She makes me think of Kristin Scott-Thomas)
Susie: Ah, The Postmistress, by Sarah Blake – yes I like that cover too. It’s a new cover, the older one was very different.
And that is how we came to talk about The Postmistress covers…
Chiara Priorelli, Publicity & Online Marketing Manager
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