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Post by EC2 » Wed January 8th, 2014, 5:08 pm

These aren't identical but seem to be showing a trend for crowns and black! I don't have current access to big pictures. Sorry. Cut and pasted from Amazon UK
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shadow-Crown-Pa ... +the+crown

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kings-Ransom-Sh ... 27s+ransom

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Burnable-Book-B ... +holsinger
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Post by annis » Wed January 8th, 2014, 6:06 pm

A very similar look! Hope we're not heading for a revival of the gloomy book cover of a few years back. For a while there the fashion in covers was for lots of black and grey - very boring, though probably meant to be stylishly noir. I set up book displays at work and it was hard going to arouse any interest with that lot :)

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Post by Lisa » Wed January 8th, 2014, 6:17 pm

Very similar indeed. And A Burnable Book is giving me deja vu for something else, but I can't think what it is.

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Post by Misfit » Wed January 8th, 2014, 7:00 pm

They do look similar, and very gloomy. I like the US cover for A King's Ransom a lot better.
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Post by EC2 » Wed January 8th, 2014, 8:07 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]They do look similar, and very gloomy. I like the US cover for A King's Ransom a lot better.[/quote]

This is only the hard cover (King's Ransom) so a different paperback look may be in the offing. Agree re all the darkness on the backgrounds. No idea what that's about.
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Post by Madeleine » Thu January 9th, 2014, 9:20 am

The KR cover isn't too bad, the others are very dreary and I agree, they don't really catch the eye do they? I have also noticed that there seems to be a trend towards darker covers now - maybe to attract more male readers? Or perhaps it's just cheaper to have a dark background?
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Thu January 9th, 2014, 3:42 pm

It might be because they offer an easily-read high contrast when viewed as a thumbnail on an electronic device, which is where most purchases are now made.

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Post by Nefret » Thu January 9th, 2014, 8:19 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]They do look similar, and very gloomy. I like the US cover for A King's Ransom a lot better.[/quote]

Me too. That doesn't happen often either, I usually prefer UK editions.
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Post by Misfit » Mon January 13th, 2014, 4:57 pm

I see some similarities here.

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Post by Misfit » Wed January 29th, 2014, 3:50 pm

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We've seen this pair once or twice, but I can't find the older comments, so here's one of them:

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