I realize they’re going out of fashion — or into a different sort of fashion, with e-books — but I like cover art. I love the new covers coming out on Arabic books in the recent years. And, of course, I love to compare covers of different language-versions.
More about Vertigo and Ahmed Mourad:
5 questions with English-language translator Robin Moger
A short review of the book for the Egypt Independent.
The Guardian: By day, I shot my boss Hosni Mubarak. By night, I dreamt of dictator’s downfall
Al-Ahram Weekly talks with Mourad
Egypt Independent reviews Mourad’s Diamond Dust.
More photos from the screen version of Vertigo on Mourad’s Facebook page.
Also, Mourad just sent out this clip of the first teaser for the Vertigo series:
I must admit that when i go buying books and don’t have a title in mind I am attracted for the 50% by the covers on the bookstores’ shelves, so long live the covers!
I am attracted to book covers, too. Apart from the content of the book, I think a book cover is also very important in terms of marketing books
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