Cover artwork revealed for controversial release with revised texts.
On Monday Ian Fleming Publications (IFP) unveiled the cover designs for the forthcoming paperback release under the IFP imprint. The books are being released to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Casino Royale’s publications and include all Fleming’s James Bond adventures as well as how two non-fiction books, The Diamond Smugglers and Thrilling Cities.
The forthcoming release has come under criticism recently when it was widely reported that some alterations had been made to Fleming’s texts to make them more acceptable to a 21st century audience.
A statement on the IFP website reads:
Meet the new-look 007.
On April 13th 2023, exactly 70 years to the day that Ian Fleming introduced James Bond to the world, Ian Fleming Publications will be releasing our definitive paperback editions. This is the exclusive reveal of our brand-new UK cover designs.
Designed by Webb & Webb Design Ltd. we couldn’t be happier with these covers. We think they are as smart, surprising and daring as 007 himself. We hope you’ll look forward to adding them to your bookshelves.
You can pre-order the new books from Amazon UK and other bookstores.
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