Friday, September 25, 2009

Similar Covers: Flying Book

Doesn’t the book on the three covers below look like it’s flying? Hopefully not in a thrown-across-the-room kinda way, though... Anyway, these three books are: Scribner’s Best of the Fiction Workshops 1998 edited by Carol Shields (1998*), A Writer’s Book of Days: A Spirited Companion and Lively Muse for the Writing Life by Judy Reeves (1999) and The Muse Asylum by David Czuchlewski (2002). Of the three, I think my favourite is Reeves’ book (although the wiggly subtitle in yellow is a bit weird)—and it’s also the one I’m most interested in reading.



*All dates of publication are based on information provided by Amazon.

15 comments:

  1. Well, that book sure got around, didn't it? ;)

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  2. Stephenie, that's a picture of what happens when the ending of a book ticks me off =o)

    I don't love this image... but I think it's interesting that it's been used on so many covers.

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  3. The Reeves cover is my favorite, but the Czuchlewski-book sounds more like something I would like.

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  4. Seriously--is there a shortage of available artwork for book covers? Why do they use the same shots over and over?

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  5. The last one is a little weird; looks like a man with a book head! My favorite is Reeves one, too.

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  6. Lol! I certainly hope that this book wasn't a 'wall-banger' while the picture was taken :)

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  7. The cover for my 1994 book, Circle of Light, written as Nancy Cane for Kensington, is repeated in Janeen O'Kerry's book titled Sister of the Moon in 2001.

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  8. That's definitely the same picture. I never realized how often they used the same picture before.

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  9. I like the middle cover the best too - The Muse Asylum's cover looks too faded and the first cover's writing is too large, but I do like the colour on it. Great post!

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  10. This is the first one of these posts where I've actually wanted to read all 3 books!!!

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  11. OMG! I can't believe there are more of these.

    The "thrown-across-the-room kinda way" ... lol, made me chuckle.

    I think the middle one sounds like the most interesting one too, and yeah, the yellow subtitle is weird. I don't get why it's curved in that way.

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  12. Some pictures are vague enough that publishers can tweak them once and that will essentially lead to a sneaky "second cover". This photo is so distinct (with the flying pages and everything) that it's slightly embarrassing that the publishers thought they could get away with it.

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  13. Love the flying book picture. Very neat!

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