Look at these beauties! Bound proof copies of The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow have landed from my publisher Egmont, and I couldn’t be more pleased with them. Suddenly the book is no longer just a story in my head – it’s a real book with my name on the cover, that is making its way out into the world and into the hands of real readers.
I was pretty excited when the bound proof first arrived in the post:
My name. On a spine ❤️❤️❤️ #ClockworkSparrow pic.twitter.com/HWplgK9dFo
— Katherine Woodfine (@followtheyellow) January 9, 2015
The beautiful cover art is the work of a very talented illustrator called Júlia Sardà, who I think has captured the feel of the book perfectly – I can’t wait to be able to share the finished cover of the book, which is even more amazing. You can check out more of Júlia’s work here – I especially love her illustrations of classic children’s books like Alice in Wonderland. She’s also done some gorgeous interior illustrations for the book, which you can see a little preview of in the proof copy!
As if all this wasn’t enough, Egmont have also produced Clockwork Sparrow biscuits – the perfect accompaniment! Check out the special goodies they sent out to promote the book:
Beavering away on a very special mailing for @followtheyellow today #clockworksparrow pic.twitter.com/1OT6JtU2GH — Egmont Publishing UK (@EgmontUK) January 9, 2015
I tasted one of the biscuits myself and I can hereby report that they were excellent!
The Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow is published on 4 June, and it’s now possible to pre-order from online retailers including Waterstones. You can also find it on Goodreads.