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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon December 26th, 2011, 6:24 pm

Good catch!

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Post by EC2 » Tue December 27th, 2011, 12:00 pm

[quote=""annis""]I happened to notice the other day the similarities between the cover of Elizabeth Chadwick's "Marsh King's Daughter"
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/eli ... ughter.htm

and the new version of Barbara Erskine's "Lady of Hay"
http://www.harpercollins.com.au/books/9 ... index.aspx

I guess that there are probably stock images which publishers have access to.

Sorry, still can't do images- I've given up :( [/quote]

No on this one. It's the same concept but not the same illustration. Mine was especially commissioned for W.H. Smith after they disliked the first original cover of MKD and would only stock the book if we redesigned the jacket - this was what was commissioned. Lady of Hay has a different horse, woman and building. Just the idea is the same.

I have an audio book version of the cover for A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver and We Speak No Treason on A Place Beyond Courage. I've seen my Greatest Knight cover used on a Portuguese novel. When we were looking for cover for The Leopard Unleashed, I was offered photos from the remnants of a Posie Graeme Evans photoshoot. We didn't use them in the end, but among the pics was the one that became the Vanora Bennet The People's Queen cover with the woman picking up her skirts to make an arc (looks as if she's examining it for a nasty stain!).
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Post by Madeleine » Tue December 27th, 2011, 7:45 pm

I love that MKD cover, it's the copy I have. I think it's gorgeous. Agreed about the VB cover though - she looks as if she's checking to see if she's trodden in something!
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Post by Misfit » Mon January 2nd, 2012, 3:07 pm

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Post by Vanessa » Sat February 18th, 2012, 1:00 pm

Here are a couple of similar covers I found today:

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Post by Madeleine » Mon February 20th, 2012, 9:45 am

I think the first Jacqueline Winspear/Maisie Dobbs novel had a very similar cover to those two, Vanessa, although if I remember rightly, it was more of a close-up.
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Post by annis » Mon February 20th, 2012, 6:19 pm

Posted by Madeline
I think the first Jacqueline Winspear/Maisie Dobbs novel had a very similar cover to those two, Vanessa, although if I remember rightly, it was more of a close-
In fact it isexactly the same, though I hadn't seen this version until you mentioned it. The cover for this book which was available Downunder was quite different, with more of an Art Deco poster-inspired look.

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Post by Vanessa » Mon February 20th, 2012, 6:47 pm

So it is! Obviously very popular. LOL.
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Post by Misfit » Mon February 20th, 2012, 11:07 pm

Oh my, look at these two.

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Post by Mythica » Tue February 21st, 2012, 6:55 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]How does this happen?
[/quote]

It's erotica. Apparently the publisher can't be bothered coming up with unique ebook covers. I guess they figure horny people don't care about covers?

The one that's been driving me crazy is an overlay I keep seeing on literally DOZENS of Kindle books. I started seeing it so much, I actually started bookmarking them to see how many I could come up with, just for fun!

Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image

And there's more! That's just what the forum would let me post.

Most of it is, of course, just crap I've seen while browsing freebies and bargains on ereaderiq.com - it's clearly some cheap/free stock overlay that loads of self published authors and indie publishers think they can slap over any image and put some text on it and you've got yourself a book cover. Gag. One of the downfalls of Kindle - it's far too easy to publish anything, there's no filter.

But please, authors and publishers, I beg of you, STOP USING THIS OVERLAY. Thank you.

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