Now I’m not saying the original cover was bad but what a difference a new cover makes to the impression of a book. It’s not quite the finished thing but nothing looks wrong to me. What this really shows is that art and design plays a big big big part in setting the scene for a novel. It’s more in keeping with the paperback UK cover for City of Ruin, which was a great second novel. I’m ashamed to say that The Book of Transformations is on my pile of ‘why haven’t I got to that books’ of 2011.