Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Similar Covers: Jewel of Medina Lookalike

Last week author Libby Cone, who also blogs at The New Podler Review of Books, pointed out two lookalike covers in a comment on my blog (one of which I’m sure most of you are familiar with): The Jewel of Medina by Sherry Jones and Jezebel: The Untold Story of the Bible’s Harlot Queen by Lesley Hazleton. It’s interesting how different these two covers look, given they both use the same image!



According to Amazon, The Jewel of Medina was published first (in 2008 by Beaufort Books); this paperback version of Jezebel was reprinted by Doubleday in 2009. This is one instance where it’s hard to believe the person who designed the second cover wasn’t aware that image had already been used!

I was sure I’d already seen a post somewhere about a Jewel of Medina lookalike cover, but I can’t find it. Has anyone else seen one?

6 comments:

  1. It does look like the same photo!

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  2. Love these posts. =) Haven't seen the post you've mentioned. =/

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  3. wow, it really is the same photo!

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  4. It's gotta be stock photography. You can purchase it to use, but you have no control over who else purchases it too.

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  5. The cropping does make them look very very different. I don't know if I would have noticed this!

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  6. This is the first time I've seen this art used again, but it happens all the time. Sadly. It seems that no one is safe from the lure of stock art...

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