Full Dark, No Stars Meets Its Swedish Cousin

Our good friend Lilja of Lilja’s Library sent us a copy of the Swedish hardcover of Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King, which features the cover artwork Tomislav Tikulin originally painted for our Limited Edition of the book.  (And yes, the “I shall call him… Mini-Me” joke has already been made.)

11 thoughts on “Full Dark, No Stars Meets Its Swedish Cousin

  1. Dumb question, how is this legal? “Your” artwork, your fonts/layout/design. Thanks!

    1. Not a dumb question at all! We didn’t license the rights to the artwork outside the US, so the Swedish publisher was able to use it, too. They probably should have made the design a little more unique, but that sort of copying happens all of the time. Thanks for asking!

    1. I hadn’t seen the French edition, but I don’t compulsively follow the foreign editions, either. I knew about the Swedish edition because Lilja asked when he first saw the cover posted on a website.

    1. Correct! The artist owns all of the rights to his artwork that we didn’t license for our edition, and he can sell or license that artwork for any other books or merchandise that won’t infringe on the rights he sold us. So he couldn’t sell the artwork to another US publisher for a Limited Edition, for example, but he can sell to a publisher in France.

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