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Post by Mythica » Mon August 11th, 2014, 2:27 am

[quote=""LadyB""]The ruff is back...

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By the way, is it just me, or do a lot of even non self-published Kindle covers seem really shoddy? Like this book, the hard copy versions have better quality covers, but I could have made this one myself in MS Paint. Loads of other books I see are the same (some of Susanna Kearsley's as well, off the top of my head).[/quote]

Freda Lightfoot's covers are always terrible. Granted, she is with Severn House which isn't exactly a big publisher, but their other books look fine.

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Post by Lisa » Mon August 11th, 2014, 9:36 am

[quote=""Mythica""]Freda Lightfoot's covers are always terrible. Granted, she is with Severn House which isn't exactly a big publisher, but their other books look fine.[/quote]

I just had a look on their website and some covers are ok, but some are even worse than this one (check out Robert J. Randisi as an example - even the print books look terrible). What on earth is going on there?!

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Post by Misfit » Mon August 11th, 2014, 11:42 am

[quote=""Mythica""]Freda Lightfoot's covers are always terrible. Granted, she is with Severn House which isn't exactly a big publisher, but their other books look fine.[/quote]

I haven't seen many recent Severn House covers, but the older 80s books i've got via library have been so bad even I'm embarrassed to read them in public. I'll hunt one down when I get to a desktop.
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Post by Misfit » Mon August 11th, 2014, 2:56 pm

Here's a lovely Severn House cover. Actually a pretty good book.

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Post by Misfit » Mon August 11th, 2014, 3:18 pm

Is this the white dress?

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Post by Lisa » Mon August 11th, 2014, 5:26 pm

At last! The white dress from another angle. Definitely same dress and lady with curly wisps of hair.

And that is a hilariously bad cover, the lady looks like she's about to angrily flash at someone.

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Post by Madeleine » Mon August 11th, 2014, 7:09 pm

[QUOTE=LadyB;116994]At last! The white dress from another angle. Definitely same dress and lady with curly wisps of hair.

And that is a hilariously bad cover, the lady looks like she's about to angrily flash at someone.[/QUOTE]

Yes she does :eek: I thought the same thing.
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Post by Nefret » Mon August 11th, 2014, 10:05 pm

Yes, that woman looks like she is going to flash somebody.
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Post by DianeL » Mon August 11th, 2014, 11:29 pm

... and her lover's hair looks like a thought balloon for someone out of frame.
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Post by Madeleine » Tue August 12th, 2014, 8:23 am

[quote=""DianeL""]... and her lover's hair looks like a thought balloon for someone out of frame.[/quote]

His hair is strange, it looks like it's about to fly away :eek:
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