Hey cassie It’s me again I was just wondering since Lady Midnight doesn’t come out until next year and the new covers are coming out in September for the books that are already out, will they change the cover to match the old ones or the new ones? — chazzypanda
I understand why everyone is asking. The thing is they are designing the cover right now, and usually they’ll design several versions of a cover. Then the cover is taken to a million meetings at the publisher and they pick their favorites. Those favorites are taken to executives at Walmart, Target, Barnes and Noble, and indie bookstores, and they also vote on what covers they want. The repackaged covers that were revealed this week were finished a long time ago, but they had to go through an exhaustive process of approvals from everyone in the universe before they could be revealed.
So I cannot tell you what LM will look like exactly because I don’t know. I imagine Lady Midnight will incorporaate elements of both the old and the new covers.
Hey! I just saw the covers for The Infernal Devices, and I am in love with them! But I have to ask… I saw a sticker on the cover saying it’s becoming a show?! Please let me know if this is true!!! Thank you and love your stories! — grandmapeaches
It’s my publisher’s decision to put that sticker on all the Shadowhunters books. Especially since the TV people have access to the Infernal Devices characters and history if they want to use them. But no, there is no Infernal Devices show.
Why are you changing the covers to the infernal devices and the mortal instruments? — laylakae
It’s not my decision, or certainly not my decision alone. And there are a lot of reasons behind it:
1) Covers, like everything else, are subject to changing tastes. The covers for CoB and CoA were designed ten years ago: the cut-off heads look dated now, and even digital photography art has advanced.
2) We wanted more “gender neutral” covers. There have always been complaints from boy readers that they can’t carry around copies of City of Bones or Lost Souls. And yeah, there’s a lot to be said about how that’s silly, and the whole idea of this stuff being gendered is problematic, but that won’t help boys who want to read the books now.
3) When these books were designed, there was no concept that Shadowhunters would actually be a five-series monolith spanning time periods and genres. The Infernal Devices look very different from the Mortal Instruments and we’ve always had problems with readers not understanding they were related series. My publisher, bookstores, libraries, and teachers really wanted covers that reflected that all these books tied together. That’s why they all say “A Shadowhunters novel.”
4) I wanted covers with Isabelle and Alec on them.
please please please can we get the new covers in poster form? or at least the spine? I was the first person in my city to by COHF, and you’ve brought out new covers that are so good but I’d really like to be able to own them all, but two copies of each books sounds a lil crazy, you know what I mean? Please please please please I love your books so much! — lets-play-our-game
I certainly am hoping they make posters of the new art and have them to give away in bookstores and at cons!
HI Cassie! As much as I love the new TMI & TID covers. I was wondering will the old covers still be sold? Thank you so much! — ellysssa
The new covers will be the paperbacks. The old covers will remain as hardbacks.
Hi Cassie :) about the new covers…why does it seem like Jace has magic(he has a spark in his fingers)?, and why Simon doesn’t have glasses? Thank you.
I think the magic is meant to be coming off the tarot card, not Jace’s fingers. As for Simon, he didn’t wear glasses anymore by that point in the books, so I think Cliff was trying to be accurate to the story.
Hello, miss Clare I was just wondering, for the redesigned covers of the books (which are amazing and beautiful), is there any special content other than the spine art (which is equally amazing and beautiful)? thank you :D — imadinosauristicharrypotterfan
There are maps of New York and London in TMI and ID. Both TMI and ID contain forwards that I wrote about why I wrote each series, how I got the idea, etc. And there is going to be a special City of Bones edition in hardback with the new cover art, the maps, and an extra of the beginning of the book rewritten from Jace’s point of view. I’ll tell you more about that edition and where you can get it when I know more!