By Indra Anderson
Release date: Oct 1, 2012
ISBN 13: 9781937388096
ISBN 10: 1-937388-09-3
Publisher: Far Away Books
Trade Paperback: 314 pages; 6 by 9 format.
Retail: $14.99 (But appx $10 on B&N or Amazon)
ISBN 13: 978-1-937388-08-9;
ISBN 10: 1-937388-09-3
Lily Does Sweden, is my latest book, the one that had some “cover controversy.”
I believe a cover and title should tell the reader what to expect from my book, and this cover and title do just that. If you read Lily Does Sweden, you will definitely agree I was 100% what you see is what you got.
Of course, what you see depends on you, just as what culture you come from slants how you see another culture you may visit. That’s why, on the cover of the hard copy, I had the publisher add “A cross-cultural (mis-)adventure.”
Below is the Trade Paperback Cover, front and back.
As for the book’s content, I am totally honest about that too. It’s a departure for the publisher, in that it does have mature themes, a couple erotic escapades, and some frank language. But that being said, the 314-page book (in 6 x 9 format) is primarily a travel adventure mystery/romantic comedy set in Sweden about the perils of thinking you understand something you really don’t — such as another person’s culture. A fact I make pretty clear on the back cover!
For those of you who have never been to Sweden, it’s very different from other first-world Western countries. This book draws on American vs Swedish cross-cultural disconnects to produce a story that’s both a darn good read and yet humorously informative.
Yes, it’s got erotic escapades but all non-violent, non-sadomasochistic intimacy between two unattached, unmarried, non-religious persons of opposite genders but of the same race. So is that really controversial? No, not unless you live in totalitarian theocracy.
The swearing is about what you’d expect from the type of characters being depicted and nothing you wouldn’t hear on the backlots of most major film studios. So is that really controversial? No. But if you don’t live around people in the film industry, you may not be used to it and find it a bit shocking.
Lily Does Sweden is already up for sale digitally ($1.99) through Amazon (click here for Kindle), although Amazon doesn’t yet have a spot for the physical book. It’s also available as and epub from most of the e retailers.
Although Lily Does Sweden was uploaded to Barnes and Noble for a Nook edition, Sept 24th, they are still processing it. I’m not sure why. However, Barnes and Noble has a place holder for the physical book as a pre-order, ($14.99 retail, but about $10.11 through B&N), so . . . apparently they’re willing to sell it.
The trade paperback book should be available by Oct 10. But I’ll update this page as things progress.