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30 June 2009 @ 07:02 am
UK/Ireland release of City of Glass. Tour dates. Deleted scenes.  
So City of Glass is now out in the UK and Ireland!

A few things:

1) Yes, I am aware that the British cover of City of Glass is not in the same style as the previous UK editions of Bones and Ashes.

They, too, have been redesigned, and now match the American covers. I have gotten some sad emails from people whose sets of books now will not match. I sympathize, but this is one of those things about the book industry. You are always at risk of a redesign. Especially when a particular cover associated with a book has been either particularly successful or has become iconically associated with that book in some way — the American covers are the ones overwhelmingly used to market my books in every country in the world with the exceptions of Poland and Germany. This sort of thing is not an uncommon occurrance — think, for instance, of the folks who bought Twilight on its original release in the UK, when it looked like this:

It's since been redesigned to match the American cover, with its iconic apple. So just to say, while the cover change wasn't my decision, I get why they did it and I'm basically for it, with apologies to those who are now going to have slightly off-kilter sets. On the plus side, perhaps the old covers will become collector's items. And no, there is absolutely no way to buy copies of City of Glass that match the old City of Bones and City of Ashes. They never printed any. I don't have one, the publisher doesn't have one, no bookstore ever sold one — they simply do not exist.


2)I'll be in the UK most of July, mostly doing research for The Clockwork Angel, but also doing some appearances and signings. Here's my current schedule of events (hope to see you at one!):

July 11, 2009: Glasgow, Scotland, 3pm:
(with Sarah Rees Brennan)
Borders Glasgow. 98 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, G1 3BA

July 13: London, England, 6:30 pm
London City of Glass release party! Part of Murder One's signing-and-a-movie program. There will be entertainment and refreshments. I'll be giving away free promotional teaser sections from The Clockwork Angel (only at this event!) and I’ll be signing copies of City of Glass and afterward there will be a viewing of the film Dark City. This event is completely free and all-ages!
HOME lounge and gallery
100-106 Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London

July 16 Dublin, Ireland: 6:30 PM
(with Sarah Rees Brennan)
Eason’s Bookstore
40 Lower O’Connell Street
Dublin City Centre

3) And lastly, in honor of the UK release of the final book in the MI trilogy, I've put up a bunch of deleted scenes from Glass on my website. I'll be adding more throughout the rest of the year. Check them out!
jadusyo.jaduslovesmusic on June 30th, 2009 11:31 am (UTC)
I remember that old cover of Twilight. It was out here in Australia like that first as well. Then they changed it.
I like the American City of Glass anyways. Pretty.
predicamentopredicamento on June 30th, 2009 12:11 pm (UTC)
Hope to see your soon.
My City of Bones doesn't match my Ashes and Glass.I have the original Ireland/Uk version of Bones,but Ashes and Glass are same as the American one even though I got it in Ireland.I got a free t-shirt in with City of Glass, absolutley AMAZING!.Ahh good awl Easons.

Hope to see you at one of the events.
I'm in England when your there, so I might go to one of them, even though I do live in Ireland.:)
Ahh decisions.
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on June 30th, 2009 12:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Hope to see your soon.
Oh, I heard they were giving away t-shirts! Yes, do come to an event and bring the shirt, I want to see it. :) Ireland or England, I don't much mind which!
Re: Hope to see your soon. - edwards_heroin on June 30th, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
edwards_heroinedwards_heroin on June 30th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that's my scan of the original Twilight cover. Cool! (though I'm not a big fan of it). So glad you're coming to the UK - you'll be meeting my friend in Glasgow! (she's the children's specialist at Borders). Have fun, and hope to catch you next time!

- Jenny
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on June 30th, 2009 12:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, is it? I got it by googling "UK cover Twilight" and it was the first that popped up! Sorry to miss you this time around in the UK.
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mp3mad on June 30th, 2009 01:01 pm (UTC)
Glass Books
Hi :)
I hope you have a terrific time in UK/Ireland!
I love your Glass Books
Thanks for Sharing
Love From Canada
PS - I would totally pay for a lunch with you :)
sugarfree: city of ashessugarfree03 on June 30th, 2009 01:56 pm (UTC)
It's too bad the COG cover won't match the previous UK editions - they were so pretty... but I'm still looking forward to the release - doesn't matter what the book looks like, I'm sure it's awesome =)
And I hope you'll have a great time in UK!

P.S. haven't seen that Twilight cover before. and thank God they changed it, 'cause it looks really ugly.
MissBstill_glorious on June 30th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
This reminded me! You will be signing at our store! Novemeber 10! and i will take care of all your needs ;) Any prefered beverages or food?

As for the cover - what matters is the story.
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on June 30th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
OOh, cool. Do you have the details – what time the signing is at and the location of the store? I'd love to publicize it.

Um, food. Mostly I eat chocolate.

a chuisle mo chroífrostedpopcorn on June 30th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
Aaaaah, I am not going to be in London on both dates - nuuuuuuuuuuu! D: I really enjoyed your Ashes signing and hoped to see you again for the Glass one.

I was quite surprised with the American cover being on my book, especially as I initially always wanted the American ones and just had come to terms with the UK ones. Ah well..
(Anonymous) on June 30th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
YES !! Finally a signing which I know about atleast 8 days in advance

...oh.Got school, nevermind =(
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on June 30th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
At 6:30 pm? Your school must go very late!
i'm just a painter: Havemercy: stop befriending magiciansmoogle62 on June 30th, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
I thought City of Glass was out next week! This is good news. I just nipped up to WH Smiths and have now purchased it. Must re-read the other two first 'though.

Ahh, I know what I will be doing this weekend. :DD
Susan Sto-Helitpenelope_z on June 30th, 2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
Oh, lovely, will be there on the 13th. And may I say, excellent film choice!
Cassie Clarecassandraclare on June 30th, 2009 05:51 pm (UTC)
Yay, looking forward to seeing you!
(Anonymous) on June 30th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
Cassie, Have an awesome time in the UK! You're going to Ireland! Maybe you'll see some faeries there and tell us all about them. Either way, have fun! Mary
orangeokapi13: Almost Famousorangeokapi13 on June 30th, 2009 06:37 pm (UTC)
omg this is so unfair. I'm visiting London, but I leave for Paris on the 9th at 1 PM. so close!
(Anonymous) on June 30th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC)
In all honesty I was annoyed when the covers changed but since reading it, I dont care. As someone else said, its all about the story which is fantastically wonderful :P Congrats on all your hardwork!
See you in Ireland for the signing, I'll be the one covering the back of the t-shirt easons gave me.
"Dear Jacob, I'm spending the week with Jace, sorry love Stephenie" Sounds TOO weird for a guy to be wearing :P But otherwise love the front :D
Rowanwave_catcher on June 30th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
I bought City of Glass yesterday in the UK and I'm SO excited to finish it! And I'm excited that you're doing book signings in London. I went to SRB's at the Murder One Club so at least I know where it is and I'm a-gonna strive to come to yours too. WOOHOO!
Die, die Geräusche machtpipolina on June 30th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
just for the lol!
funny little story from me buying city of glass last week in frankfurt, germany:
book guy at the book shop looks at the book: oh you are so lucky, this just came in today!
me: yeah! so excited!
him: yeah, it is o good!
me: woha, but what does stephenie meyer do on the cover, cassie does not need this.
him: yeah, and twilight is sooo boring, nothing really happens.
me: yeah ikr! we don't need that!
him: yeah, kid, we will be cassies bitches now!
me: lol!

just wanted to share that with you :) you have two devoted "cassie bitches" now in germany :)