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Post by Nefret » Thu April 16th, 2015, 12:45 am

To the second book, is that Edward II's queen? Anyway, I like the red one. Though I'd go for the blue myself.
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Post by Lisa » Thu April 16th, 2015, 9:21 am

[quote=""Nefret""]To the second book, is that Edward II's queen? Anyway, I like the red one. Though I'd go for the blue myself.[/quote]

Apparently so. She's certainly not one of the more sympathetic queens in history IMO.

And when I checked on GR, I found this (it has probably been posted here before, but looks like both version of the cover are duplicates):

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Post by Misfit » Thu April 16th, 2015, 12:04 pm

I think he now has a publisher = new improved cover.
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Post by Lisa » Thu April 16th, 2015, 12:17 pm

Makes sense, it is a gigantic improvement.

Although if it was self-published before, does that mean he actually *chose* the model in Elizabethan costume to fit his medieval era novel? :confused:

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Post by Misfit » Thu April 16th, 2015, 2:21 pm

[quote=""LadyB""]Makes sense, it is a gigantic improvement.

Although if it was self-published before, does that mean he actually *chose* the model in Elizabethan costume to fit his medieval era novel? :confused: [/quote]

My guess would be yes, don't most self published authors choose their own covers? Or at least final approval?
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Post by Lisa » Thu April 16th, 2015, 3:26 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]My guess would be yes, don't most self published authors choose their own covers? Or at least final approval?[/quote]

But whyyyyyyyyy

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Post by Misfit » Thu April 16th, 2015, 5:00 pm

[quote=""LadyB""]But whyyyyyyyyy[/quote]

I do wonder at some of the cover choices authors make. But then publishers can be just as off. Look at the bustle on the cover of the Titanic novel.
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Post by Mythica » Thu April 16th, 2015, 7:27 pm

[quote=""LadyB""]But whyyyyyyyyy[/quote]

I imagine it's hard to find quality stock images that fit the time period and the specific story. It's such a niche subject in some ways. That's why we see so many matching covers too. That said, there are dozens of stock photos of women in medieval era dresses that the author/designer could have picked from so why he went with an Elizabethan one is beyond me.

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Post by Mythica » Thu April 16th, 2015, 8:24 pm

It's just occurred to me that this red dress might be the same as this green one - I think we've seen the green ones before but did we ever make a connection to the red one?

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Post by Lisa » Fri April 17th, 2015, 8:54 am

[quote=""Mythica""]I imagine it's hard to find quality stock images that fit the time period and the specific story. It's such a niche subject in some ways. That's why we see so many matching covers too. That said, there are dozens of stock photos of women in medieval era dresses that the author/designer could have picked from so why he went with an Elizabethan one is beyond me.[/quote]

Yeah, even if there's a lack of stock images available I'd rather go with just a plain image of a woman's face, or even just an object like a crown, than something so obviously anachronistic.

[quote=""Mythica""]It's just occurred to me that this red dress might be the same as this green one - I think we've seen the green ones before but did we ever make a connection to the red one?
[/quote]

I think it is the same dress!

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