We're adults, we read teen books and here we discuss them.
Stock photos don'tcha know... there have been a lot of duplicate or extremely similar covers lately- I hate it.
Me too... it gives the odd impression that the stories are somehow related.
It's not even so much that it looks like the books are related--the problem is that they start to look interchangeable. Even if they're two totally different stories, is a teen who remembers only "there's a girl with a butterfly on her shoulder on the cover" but no other details going to realize that the book she picked up isn't the one she wanted?Like Alissa said, there's been a rash of these lately, and I'm really curious what it's doing to sales figures. Me personally, I suspect I'd do a lot of "hmm, the cover looks familiar; I bet I already bought that."
Maybe I'm just not paying attention, but I haven't noticed this rash. Examples for an old lady?
Evermore and North of Beautiful: http://librarianbyday.blogspot.com/2009/03/thoughts-im-seeing-double-maybe.htmlNothing, Twelve Long Months, and Ready or Not: http://www.kerilynnadams.com/3-reasons-why-using-stock-photography-might-not-be-such-a-great-idea/I know I saw at least one more post on this recently, but I can't find it now--and it was a group of particularly egregious examples. If I stumble upon it again, I'll post it!
Also, JacketWhys is devoted to talk of book covers and frequently links similar (or identical) cover images.
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