Friday, January 12, 2007

Books and their covers

Jeff Pierce writes at The Rap Sheet:
One of the very first posts I wrote for The Rap Sheet blog had to do with publishers and book jacket designers who, probably through inattention, reuse photography that’s previously fronted one or more other books. Ever since, I’ve been keeping track of these “copy-cat covers,” and now present two more examples, from UK publishers.
See what he's talking about at: "Did They Really Think Nobody Would Notice?"

Also on the subect of book covers, Pete Lit has posted on the "Best and Worst Book Covers" of 2007. The worst cover belongs to E.L Doctorow's The March.

What a great book, what an awful cover. Click over to Pete Lit to see for yourself.

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The best book cover of 2006?
The Best Book Covers of 2006
Manolo Blahnik & Madame Bovary
A fashion editor's top books on shoes
Attractive author, seductive book
Books and their covers
Judging a book by its cover

--Marshal Zeringue