What a lot of people don't realize is once a book is sold to another country for translation, the author often ends up completely out of the loop. So when they reprint books and give them new covers, the only way to find out is through a Google search! I found this randomly -- looks like France has reprinted Skater Boy. The top is their old cover and beneath it is the new cover. They even gave it a new title! I think I like the new cover better, though it's very similar.
Unfortunately for me -- because Dorchester (who sold the rights to Skater Boy originally) is now out of business, it will be nearly impossible for me to get even a dime off any of these books. So it's a little bittersweet that they're still selling and someone else is getting the money for my hard work. But hey - at least readers are getting to read it! I take comfort in that!!
And, as most of you know, I did re-release Skater Boy in English as an e-book. And now it's available in print as well! Here's the original US cover and my new cover.
Quite a difference, huh? :)
If you want to read an extended excerpt from Skater Boy for free -- you can do so here.
If you want to buy Skater Boy in print or e-book, here are the links!
Paperback version: Amazon for $9.99.