Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Drop Means Props

Our friend Candy is currently in the middle of her annual struggle with the Art Department to find a cover for the latest St. Cyr novel.

Just thought I'd show her that she's getting her props over here in the Antipodes!

(And just in case you didn't know, 'drop' is when the bookstore puts your book face-out there in the aisle or at the front of the store. Obviously, this means more copies are going to get picked up and looked at, so the stores charge the publishers dearly for the privilege. Your publisher will only come up out of the pocket if they think people are actually going to BUY your book. In the publishing world, drop is a serious show of support.)

9 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Cool. Some other intriguing titles there as well.

Lana Gramlich said...

She's actually pretty popular in the library where I work, too. ;)

cs harris said...

Well, that is nice to see! Thanks for this, Steve. That cover does look great on a shelf--I think this is the first time I've seen a photo of one of my Aussie editions actually in a store.To echo Charles: cool!

Erik Donald France said...

That;s cool on the drops! Better than dropsy of the old days ;->

SQT said...

Nice!

Bernita said...

That's lovely!

Avery said...

Excellent placement and a really nice cover. Hope the new one is just as nice.

Kate S said...

Yay, Candy! :)

Barbara Martin said...

Great shot of the book covers, and thanks for the info on 'drops'.