To be fair, it seems like someone caught on to the duplication because Playing with Matches now has a new cover, according to Amazon (and the author’s site).
For another post about similar covers that resemble these two, see also Cover Curiosity: Seeing Double over at 100 Scope Notes.
Yeah... I can see how one could be easily mistaken for the other.ReplyDelete
I'm glad they caught on because their titles are so similar, I'm sure they would have been confused.ReplyDelete
One can only wonder... What were they thinking?ReplyDelete
Can't believe they couldn't be a bit more creative...LOLReplyDelete
Oh my! When I looked quickly, I thought maybe you had accidentally put twice the same picture. The photograph is the same, but the fonts and the title placement are also extremely similar! I am really glad, for both authors, that they changed one, or I am sure readers would have confused the two.ReplyDelete
Yeah ... those are a little too similar. I'm wondering if they changed the cover for the one because they were so close.ReplyDelete
Am I seeing double??ReplyDelete
Wow, that's pretty bad when the same publisher does this and so close together. It's good someone caught it!ReplyDelete
Wow, that could have been a major snafu. I guess there's no telling when two different publishers are going to choose the same stock image.ReplyDelete
It makes you wonder if they just mixed up the titles too!!! I think the publishing houses should hire you as a watch dog!ReplyDelete
I've noticed this a lot. How frustrating for the authors who have no control over the design of their covers.ReplyDelete
When an author buys a cover, the artist is suppose to remove it, and most of the time does. It will be interesting to see how many others times this does not happen.ReplyDelete
Hi, I just found your blog. This is great! Do you still blog? Or, do you review on Goodreads?ReplyDelete
Those two covers are so similar it is very strange. I am glad the publisher caught it and found a different cover for one of the books.ReplyDelete