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Friday, April 4, 2014

Book Covers

Have you ever picked up a book and thought the cover looked familiar? Well designers often use stock photos where you can "purchase" the photo for use on your book cover. Unfortunately, each photo can be sold more than once resulting in duplicate cover pictures.

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Mason Canyon said...

WOW, you could miss out on some interesting books if you just glanced at the cover and thought you already had the book (I'm bad to do that).

So many books, so little time said...

To be honest I feel I may have missed out on some book purely because of this. You don't always remember titles when you read the volumes I do but I picture will seem familiar. Now I search my website or goodreads and check that way.

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

Joanne said...

It's true of movie posters too - they go in trends as to what's hot. People, no people, splash of color or not.

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

I've noticed this too, particularly with self-published books. The C.S.Lewis/Twilight covers aren't the same photo, though, merely similar photos. (The position of the fingers is a little different.) That's another factor in similar covers - a particular "look" does well, so everyone copies it for a while.