In early April, CBn reported that a US tie-in edition of Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, Casino Royale would be released in October.
The Young Bond Dossier reports today with some rather disappointing news that this upcoming edition will not feature any poster artwork on the cover. Rather, the same US Penguin cover designed by Richie Fahey and Roseanne Serra will be used with a ‘Soon To Be A Major Motion Picture’ line added in.
According to Penguin Books US, the final poster artwork for the film was not going to be ready in time for the release of the tie-in novel, so they opted for the already available 2002 cover artwork.
In any event, it will be released on 31 October and can be ordered for a price of $7.99.
Pre-order Casino Royale by Ian Fleming from Amazon.com (31 October 2006)
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