Monday, June 14, 2010

Doppelganger book covers



The same photograph used on different book covers.


It's a fascinating phenomenon discussed in various places around the net. And of course it is the result of the growing practice of the use of stock photography for book covers.

It's trendy to use photographs, but it's also cheaper not to pay extra for exclusive use of an image.

It leads to the possibility of a new pastime: spot the duplicate book cover image.

Here are a couple of links to some sharp-eyed commentators:

http://causticcovercritic.blogspot.com/2009/01/stock-madness-go-go.html

http://www.novelish.com/publishing/cover-deja-vu/

* (The 3 books pictured above were identified by Kevin on the Caustic Cover Critic comments thread.)

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