Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Seeing Double!

When I first saw the cover of The Scandal of the Season by Sophie Gee, I was initially reminded of the cover for The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray, to which it actually only bears a passing resemblance. But then last week, as I was browsing my local Indigo bookstore, I happened across Mistress by Leda Swann. Although hands and lacy trimmings have been added on, I think it’s the same photo. What do you think? The shoulder blades look very much the same...


14 comments:

  1. It is the exact same photo lol! Right down to the ripples in the corset!

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  2. Oh that is funny...I'm going to have keep my eyes open for similar covers.

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  3. these are the same cover practically! LOL too funny!

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  4. It's exactly the same! There's a blog called The Rap Sheet that has been posting for a while about copycat covers. There are lots of examples of stock photos there; it's kind of funny to see so many all in one place!

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  5. I don't know how you notice these, but once again, a tip of my hat. It just goes to show how much covers do matter and how a cover can set the tone of the entire book. Even the titles sound similar: "Mistress" and "The Scandal of the Season". They probably have similar plots...

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  6. Ladytink, Kathy and Serena, yup, that's what I think too!

    Jo-Jo, watch out, you will become addicted!

    Lisa, me too!

    Lenore, I actually think it's the same shot, but you might be right.

    Melanie, thanks for pointing that blog out. I did some searching a couple of days ago and found a bunch of folk who are as obsessed as I am about similar covers and that was one of the sites I came across. Not surprisingly (given the blog name), he focuses on crime fiction covers.

    Thanks, Anonymous Child. That's almost the worst part, that these two books look and sound interchangeable...

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  7. Looks pretty darn close to me! Wonder if this was a stock photo or something? : )

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  8. Yep! I had my 6-yr-old play "spot the differences" and she only came up with the lace and the hands ... and she's really good at this game :)

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