“Devil May Care will be published around the world on the same date, in all major (and many minor) languages.” With this particular sentence from the Devil May Care cover art press release, news like this was to be expected. After the title of the Dutch edition of Sebastian Faulks’ James Bond novel was revealed two weeks ago, the first details on the German version appeared today.
The Ian Fleming Centenary Novel will be named Der Tod ist nur der Anfang (“Death Is Only The Beginning”) in Germany and it will be published by Heyne Verlag under the label Diana Hardcover Edition (Diana Verlag is a subdivision of Heyne Verlags, which belongs to Random House). The translation will be done by Jürgen Bürger. The choice of Heyne as German publisher does not come as a surprise, as they bought the German rights for all James Bond novels in 2003. No specific details on the cover could be obtained, but, to again quote the above mentioned press release: “Many of the [foreign] publishers will be using this jacket.”
The German edition will have have 320 pages. The retail price will be 12.95 Euros in Germany, 13.40 in Austria and 23.90 ChF in Switzerland (ISBN: 978-3-453-26602-5).