Saturday, May 18, 2013

SOLO U.S. temp cover gets a make-over

U.S. publisher HarperCollins has revamped their temporary cover art for Solo, the new James Bond novel by William Boyd. As you can see below, they've jettisoned their own design and now are using artwork that matches the UK temp art by Jonathan Cape (except with the U.S. release day, October 8, 2013).

Old U.S. temp cover (left) and the new (right).

Yeah, it's definitely an improvement. But it's always nice to have variant artwork on each side of the Atlantic, so I hope they didn't do this just for me. :p

Solo will be released by Jonathan Cape in the UK on September 26, 2013 ( and by HarperCollins in the U.S. on October 8, 2013 (


  1. Yup, much better. The gold suits the title better somehow, perhaps because of the African setting. Bond adventures are apt to have their own color scheme sometimes and gold feels like Solo's.

    1. Yeah, Solo does feel gold. It is a really nice cover logo. Wonder if they will carry it through to the actual cover? Hope so.


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