Friday, March 21, 2008

Covers in Duplicate

I've noticed the trend of the same stock images on different book covers lately, and have commented on it a few times here and there. Lo and behold, January Magazine has just posted a link to a man who gathers up such duplicates! And the example they use is the very one that has been driving me crazy for the last while:

There are many more examples on his fascinating blog, The Rap Sheet.


  1. I've seen a few of these now. And it smacks of laziness on part of the publishers. And if they can't afford a phorographer, they shouldn't bother. Here's a few more examples.

  2. One that bugs me is an image on the newest cover of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice. The image also appears on a crime novel, the author of which slips my mind at the moment. Drives. Me. Nuts.


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