Do you really want to get into a "why are the US and UK/Aust/NZ different" discussion?
You could always just point out the more obvious reasons
Ignoring all of the industry-specific political reasons to maintain such a division, at its base you can probably say that having regionalised publishing houses is due to the historical difficulties of enforcing copyright for works that were created in a another country. Each country does have subtly different laws and legal systems after all.
Today this is much less of a problem, as compliance with the Berne Convention is required by all WTO member states through TRIPS (and penalties for non-compliance can be quite severe). This means that generally a work that is protected in one State is also protected in another.
Also, different regions have different preferences...publishers have their own way of knowing what works in their territories. There was an interview done, recently, with artists and authors, on the subject of the differences between British and American covers - with examples. I participated, and it's likely the gryphon has linked the site under Interviews in the Bulletins section...if you want to dive in depth, check it out.
Me - I am on with the book! WHOOP - Ch 8 main WORKS! (first test read's back)....as for what follows....hang on with all you've got!
Ah Janny, I'm really waiting for when you write about my socks rolling up and down again (in excitement)! I loved that phrase last time
PS, Happy New Year and all that jazz.
Can you confirm Mr. Gryphon?
On the issue of book covers, sometimes I wonder what the US marketers are thinking. We get covers (in general not Janny specific) that half the time have nothing to do with the story. A good percentage of the time I find that I like the British version of the covers better than the US. Makes me wonder where the 'US likes this' comes from.
What am I confirming? Sorry I'm feeling under the weather today and not tracking the question.
In the post by Janny a couple up she mentions an interview she took part in which talked about the differences between US and UK covers.. she said you'd linked it but I wasn't sure if you had, or if you had, which one it was.
The draft manuscript currently stands at - 527 pages - as I start in today. There's the likely chance I MAY nail this scene, and even, perhaps, this subchapter today. And if not then, assuredly tomorrow. Barring interruptions, that is - though of course, I'll take the good sort!
Cheerful and healing thoughts to our Gryphon!
Day's finish, 533 and I made it through!!! After a cross check, tomorrow, pitch this off for a test, Then, I start the last sequence of chapter 8...rolling onward.
Wow, I love flying on a good roll.
janny this is soooo exciting- I can almost feel you writing! no wonder we all enjoy your books so much if just writing about writing ( does that make sense???) gives so much fun.
re your covers- i have the copy of Peril's gate bought at heathrow i think- it doesn't have Arithon. something missing there for me!A late happy new year to all and i hope, a more peaceful one.
If the link exists it will be on the webpage under Bulletins: Interview. Sorry, I wouldn't recall which one might have the discussion.
To paraphrase an old song:
Go Janny, go Janny, go Janny go!
P.S. I figured you could do without the "Little Old Janny from Sarasota" bit I was originally going to add!
Blue - what, did I misplace that hot sports car?
This is way too exciting, a daily page count, from the Author herself no less!
I've never felt such a sense of anticipation about a book before. I always look forward to the next instalment from you Janny but this seems different╔╔special somehow.
Maybe because it's the end of the arc, I don't know why but I just get the feeling that the pompous little princeling Lysaer is about to get put in his place.
Dito to Blue╔Go Janny, go╔
Thanks for the page counts. Long may the good roll continue.
Uh, actually, I was envisioning a sorcery powered horse named Isfarenn rather than a car, but if you want a car, why, by all means, pick one!
A funny scenario for you... based on the likes and dislikes of the main characters, what do you think they would drive in the "real" world? I see Arithon as a muscle car fan, such as a GTO, while Lysaer would probably have a chaufer driven Rolls Royce.
I think Lysaer would commission a Popemobile where he could be seen by the adoring masses, surround himself with a coterie of celibate priests out of touch with society, deride what they don't understand and yearn to rule the world unelected..
Arithon I see driving a paisley covered VW Kombi Van with a surf board on top..
Arithon would ride a bicycle.