UK Folks and Kids on the Covers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                517O0XlgbJL._SL500_AA300_[1]51TxvsX4cHL._SL500_AA300_[1]  I love my book covers in the United Kingdom. In a couple of cases, I think they’re a tad misleading (Maggie is not a little girl in Secrets She Left Behind, but she was once a little girl, right?) Anyway, misleading or not, I love the unified look my publisher’s created for me across the pond and the books are doing very well there.  What do you think?



  1. brenda on June 22, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I agree that the covers are somewhat misleading…but heck, most covers do that…I do not go by the covers…I read what is on the inside of the book or the back to determine what a book is about. They are absolutely lovely…I noticed that in the store when I saw Summer’s Child and Lies We Told side by side-they look good together-this was at Walmart…trouble was…the books should have been with mainstream fiction…they were on a side part of the book department with Teen Fiction-along with Before the Storm.

  2. Margo on June 23, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Personally, I’m not as fond of these covers but if they’re selling then thats a good thing!…Brenda, our Border’s displays Diane’s books in the literature section…also, the most current is on one of the front tables…I visit Border’s every Wed and I have a habit of going directly to Diane’s shelf and placing ALL her books face-out…that way they attract everyone who’s visiting the literature aisle!!!
    (-O: (-O: (-O:

  3. brenda on June 23, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Margo, you and I make a good team…Border’s puts her books in the midst of chick lit and teen fiction…Walmart puts them in teen fiction…evidently these people do not read-I’ll check the bookstores in CA and Indy. Target puts her books RIGHT OUT THERE…I love that…

  4. Ann on June 23, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    I love these covers but think the ones I have puchased in the USA are much better representatives of your books and just as attractive.

  5. Diane Chamberlain on June 23, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    Brenda, thanks for letting me know about that Walmart issue. I’ve alerted my publisher in case this is a widespread problem.
    Margo, thanks for “facing out” my books! I need to send you on the road.
    Ann, it’s interesting to me which covers appeal in different countries. Would make an intriguing study for some college student.

  6. brenda on June 23, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I would imagine “someone” will say that “someone” moved the books-that’s what they tell me. I can remember complaining in Borders when I couldn’t find the books…That’s why I like Target so much-they are great about your books as is Barnes and Noble…

  7. Margo on June 24, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Diane, before I left Borders yesterday I made sure all your books were ‘facing out’ before I left…a few of the customers watched me and thought I worked there so I gave them each a copy of your book and told them they were a ‘must read’ (-O:

  8. Meg on June 24, 2010 at 9:14 am

    U.K. covers are always so different from American ones — and seem to appeal to a totally different sense! I really like these, especially The Lost Daughter, but I have to admit to preferring the U.S. ones! 🙂

  9. Diane Chamberlain on June 24, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    The UK is doing something right with my books. I just found out that Before the Storm broke out of their “Heatseekers Chart” into their Top 50. We’ve gotten closer with each book there and I’m thrilled!

  10. Debby on June 24, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    That is interesting about the covers. I like them, but like ours better.

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