New week, new book, new price!
It’s been over a year now since we first published ‘Freedom’ by Jonathan Franzen to much fanfare. With over 130,000 copies sold in the UK it has proved not only a critics’ favourite but a readers’ favourite too.
So, to celebrate the success of ‘Freedom’ over the last year, we have decided to drop the e-book price! For a short time, you can by ‘Freedom’ for your Kindle, iPad, e-reader, or whatever else you read your ebooks on, for the knock-down price of £2.99.
Art Director Julian Humphries talks about the design approach to the Freedom paperback cover and shows us some versions that didn’t make the final cut
We always knew the design needed to be simple and iconic so decided to play around with the idea of the end scene of the book or the icon of a bird as the central design theme.
Jo Walker came up with the idea of the birds escaping the house to form the word Freedom in the title. The cerulean blue comes from the type of the bird in the novel that is under threat, the orange came from the colour of someone’s bag in the office (but is also a complementary colour to the blue) giving a nice contrast to the two covers.