I’ve gone through the thrill of having my book published in Russia today to the angst of coming to learn the Russian publisher changed the title of my book to something that is NOT what my book is about, and changing the cover to violate key principles. I felt violated. I can’t tell how disorientating this is.
The new title is: “Between Hatred and Hype”–what a depressing surprise, and how wrong a title.
You can see the book cover (below) they sent me. Why did they change a perfectly good cover?
My publisher, Emerald, has been very responsive. They sold the rights but maintained the right to review the book before published, which was not done. The book has now been stopped because of all of this.
I hope it all gets cleared up and more Russians can read my book!