Re: RARA-AVIS: Richard Stark covers

From: Steve Gerlach (
Date: 24 Jun 2008

I'm quite happy to buy the whole series so my whole collection looks alike. I just hope they nail down whatever cover design they're going to use and stick with it throughout the series... I hate it when publishers change horses mid-stream, so to speak. Steve

----- Original Message ---- From: Stephen Burridge <> To: Sent: Wednesday, 25 June, 2008 12:09:27 PM Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Richard Stark covers

My uninformed guess would be that the main market for these books will be people who already know about them, or perhaps find out about them from reviews. But I know practically nothing about book marketing or the role of cover art. Stephen On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 3:22 PM, Ron Clinton <clinton65@comcast. net> wrote:

> Interesting choice of art. The older sink, house and car -- and the P.I.
> figure with the trenchcoat and hat -- would seem to be a bit misleading in
> the time/setting, theme and tone of the novels. I wonder if that was
> intentional on their part -- trying to appeal to the readership who enjoys
> retro P.I. tales -- or just a bit of (unwise, I believe) creative license.
> Don't get me wrong: I'm thrilled Parker's older novels are coming back into
> print so others can enjoy his older exploits, but I do hope these new
> potential readers read the jacket text and not judge a book by its
> cover...else they're in for quite a surprise.
> Ron C.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: rara-avis-l@ yahoogroups. com <rara-avis-l% 40yahoogroups. com>[mailto:
> rara-avis-l@ yahoogroups. com <rara-avis-l% 40yahoogroups. com>] On
> > Behalf Of Busted Flush Press
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 10:33 AM
> > To: rara-avis-l
> > Subject: RARA-AVIS: Richard Stark covers
> >
> > Via my day job -- Houston's Murder By The Book -- I've been
> corresponding with
> > Lindsay at the University of Chicago Press about their
> forthcoming Richard
> Stark /
> > Parker reprint program. They'll be doing three a season until they're
> all
> reprinted.
> > She sent me the early covers and allowed me to post them online. Check
> them out
> > here:
> > THE HUNTER: http://www.murderbo starkhunter. pdf
> > http://www.murderbo starkgetaway. pdf
> > THE OUTFIT: http://www.murderbo starkoutfit. pdf
> > These are due this fall.
> > David Thompson
> > Busted Flush Press, LLC

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