Foreign Covers of Starters

Here is just a sampling of the covers used by my foreign publishers. Many more are coming as STARTERS will be printed in over thirty countries. I can’t wait to see Iceland!

Brazilian Cover
 

Chinese Cover
 

Czech Cover
 

Dutch Cover
 

French Cover
 

German Cover
 

Greek Cover
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Hungarian Cover
 

Indonesian Cover
 

Italian Hardback Cover
 

Italian Paperback Cover
                     

Japanese Cover
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Korean Cover
 

Polish Cover
 

Portuguese Cover
 

Romanian Cover
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Slovak Cover
 

Spain Cover
 

 
Taiwan Cover
 

Thai Cover
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Turkey Cover
 

UK Cover
 

UK PB Cover
 

55 Responses to Foreign Covers of Starters

  1. Priya says:

    OMFG! Love the Korean cover! I just might learn Korean to read this!

  2. Lissa says:

    Three more covers will be uploaded today or tomorrow. The publisher will send us their photo of the Korean inner cover which will allow you to see the whimsical details.

    • Hilla Samadi says:

      Its amazing!
      When I finished reading, I felt like something very special and dear was lost.
      I am sure that I will read it over and over again.

  3. Aaron says:

    The Dutch cover is so cool. I still think the USA one is the best, though.

    • Claire says:

      The Dutch one is great! I’m reading it, and some of the words aren’t translated that well…
      I still love it.
      I started reading yesterday, haven’t been able to lay it down!

  4. Pat says:

    Love the Dutch, Hungarian, and UK PB. covers. Such pretty different versions.

  5. Marina says:

    All of them r awsome!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Debbie says:

    I love our American cover, but the German one definitely stood out to me. I think Germany’s got the coolest looking one!

  7. Berry says:

    I love the UK PB , German & the Korean Covers the best.I own the UK PB it great

  8. Michele says:

    The German and the UK PB covers ROCK!

  9. Max says:

    The german cover is nice ( im from germany :D)
    but i think korean is the best one !

  10. Nolan says:

    OH MY GOSH! I LOVE the COVERS. LOVE the US Cover, which is what drew me to the book. The Korean covers are also pretty darn cool. But??? I always wonder how that happens? How is it that some places can choose to use the original cover and others design their own?

    • Lissa says:

      So my foreign agent sold off the rights to each territory. Each publisher in these different countries can decide whether to use the North American cover artwork as the basis for their cover, or substitute a new cover of their own. They know their audience, so they might decide to change it to appeal to local tastes. I love seeing the differences. I am excited about seeing the Japanese one.

  11. Karly says:

    I love all the covers, but the Korean and the US ones are my favorite. Oh and i got my copy at my favorite book store, Once Upon a Time. I loved all the covers and think it was cool that different countries have different covers!!!!

  12. Maria Jones says:

    I’m so happy the book took off. I was so happy to read Starters and I can’t wait for Enders!!

  13. Bianca says:

    If this ever becomes a movie, you should definitely consider having Chloe Grace Moretz play Callie. She would be perfect for the role, and looks alot like the girl on the cover!

  14. Betül says:

    The Turkey cover is my favorite. My teacher has bought this book for my birthday and i have finished Baslayanlar ( starters ) in teo days and this is the best book i have ever read.. Thank you so much lissa 🙂 greetings from Turkey. I love you *:)

  15. Patrícia says:

    I’m suspicious but Hell I love Portuguese cover *.* It’s so beautiful and different!

  16. Leila says:

    Can anyone give me more info about the book enders? I really want to know when its coming out IN THE UK and i really want to read the blurb or an extract!!

  17. Betanya says:

    i have just finished the American version and it is amazing. Has the second book enders came out in Australia?! x

    • Lissa says:

      Thanks so much! The sequel, ENDERS, has not come out in Australia yet. Watch this site or follow me on Twitter or FB for more info. Great reviews/rating always appreciated on Amazon and Goodreads. 🙂

  18. jessica pederiche says:

    *the german and korean cover is awesome! I can’t wait for Enders! hope it will release here in philippine’s this 2013.

  19. Kate says:

    It would be amazing if this book was made into a movie!!! Btw I can’t wait for Enders! We’re loving this book here in dublin ;D

    • Lissa says:

      I love hearing that! I had a trip planned for Ireland a few years ago, but it didn’t happen. Someday! Write me at my email on this site and I’ll email you back.

  20. Ava says:

    I love this book! I have the UK PB cover. Very eye-catching! I am doing a project on this book. One of the most amazing books ever. When is Enders coming out? These were so good that I couldn’t put them down!

  21. Sven says:

    Hi Lissa! I really loved your books. Enders is as beautiful as Starters and I read them both in a day. I couldn’t stop! I live in the Netherlands and I read them in Dutch. The covers are awesome, especially the Dutch ones.
    I’m working on improving my English so it’s not so great now. I’m sorry for the mistakes.
    Keep writing because you’re great at writing books!

  22. esther says:

    Hi!

    I borrowed this book from a friend, I saw it on her nightstand and was immediately interested. I literally couldn’t put it down! I borrowed the Dutch version from her, and I loved the cover. I saw Enders lying on a bookshelve in the bookstore yesterday, and was surprised. I’d been looking for it, but I didn’t expect it to be released in the Netherlands first. I think I’m gonna have to go buy it, although I would prefer to read it in English. I just don’t think I can wait that long 🙂
    But anyway, thanks for writing such an amazing and inspirational book. I’m going to write a school paper on it soon, and I’ll have to give my opninion on it. Well, I loved this book, and I think you’re an amzing writer. I can’t wait to read Enders!

    Thanks and greetings from the Netherlands

    • Lissa says:

      Thanks so much. Yes, you are lucky to live in the Netherlands, for many reasons. I’m going to put a form on my site so readers can email me directly.

  23. Aira says:

    I think some publisher are careless (to be more polite). They din’t check the description in the book. Like why would the girl on the Taiwanese version be a redhead?

    • Lissa says:

      No, this is the thing — I purposely did not name Callie’s hair color because I wanted the reader to imagine her the way they wanted to. So the publisher has the option to assign her hair color if they’re going to show a picture of her. Portugal and Taiwan chose red and it’s pretty, I like it. The book trailer has a brunette.

      • I could swear I have read Callie had blond/brown hair!!!

        • Lissa says:

          So, which is it? 🙂 I purposely don’t name it so the reader can fill that in for themselves. When I quiz a class, we always get the blonds saying she has blond hair and the brunettes saying she has brunette hair.

          On the Taiwanese and Portuguese covers, she has red hair!

  24. Ahahah Eu não gostei da capa portuguesa MESMO!

    Thank you, Lissa, for the writer’s tips. It’s good to know how to proceed, even if it still just a dream. It gets closer to reality when you know how would be if it’s real.

    About that trailer… It was a so good production I trusted it was official and I elevated my criticism level to the highest. I’m waiting for the movie to come.
    And… about the short stories… They could make a movie’s spin off, and you can get a TV series too.

    Yes, I would like to read more of those Portraits. 😉

    Thank you for your job.

    • Lissa says:

      Yes, the Random House trailer is 30 sec long since it was shown in the movie theaters. It is just right. A few of my publishers in other countries also made nice trailers – Germany and others. But everything else is unauthorized student or fan trailers/shorts.

  25. Encontrei a cara do velho. I found The Oldman face. http://i.imgur.com/lJ3fHz9.jpg

  26. Vanessa Maria says:

    Lissa… WOW!!!!!
    acabei de ler Enders…
    3 dias foram o suficiente para mim…
    Isso podia ser um filme.
    Espero que as sua idéias não acabem nunca.
    Desejo toda a criatividade do mundo… beijos
    Vanessa Maria do Brazil.

    • Lissa says:

      Lissa … WOW !!!!!
      I just read Enders …
      3 days were enough for me …
      That could be a movie.
      I hope that your ideas do not end ever.
      I wish all the creativity of the world … kisses
      Vanessa Maria of Brazil .

      Thank you, Vanessa Maria! I hope to visit Brazil someday.

  27. Hilla Samadi says:

    The German, Korean and Tai covers are the best!
    Wish I could speak Korean so I could read this amazing book again!

  28. Florentina says:

    Love all the cover. For Starters I bought the Indonesian version and guess what? The cover is different from this web. It’s much more nicer and that’s what captivated me the most. I wish I can show it to you

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