No, I haven't been told about any such change... And it's rather odd, because I had discussed the cover on the left (the "doll" faces) with my editor back when they first had that artwork available -- and she said she liked it. I suppose it's possible that she took the fact that we had that discussion to mean that I disliked it, but she never said that...Another question that David could most likely answer:
In October 2022, the last remaining novels were announced by Open Road Media for June 2023. A cover was used that fits the series design (and which, incidentally, I also like very much).
Sometime in the last few weeks, this image has now been replaced both on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and on the Open Road Media site.
David, do you know why? I think it's a bit of a shame because the design, including the fonts, is quite different from the previous series.
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Left: The cover announced in October - Right: The one now used on all sales pages.
The fact that the cover on the right is so different suggests to me that someone higher up in Open Road's marketing process decided to make the change without checking with me or my editor -- or, possibly, decided to use the different artwork only in their markering?
And this has just occurred to me, now that you have shown me this: Two days ago (on Friday) I got my "author's copies" of THE VISITORS and RING AROUND THE SUN, which are due out at the same time as THEY WALKED LIKE MEN -- but they did not send me my copies of the latter book...are they hurrying to change everything? Seems unlikely.
But I cannot speak to my editor just now -- it being Sunday...