Double Dip Outers & Other Linkage

A lot more outers of double-dips have cropped up since I started this blog (or maybe I just missed them before).

Here are a few to check out:
She Reads and Reads tags them “Similar Covers
Pop Culture tags them “Lookalikes
Today’s Adventure has a few “Cover Look Alikes” (you may have to search “look alikes”)

There’s an interesting set of covers at “Reusable Cover Art in Historical Novels: A Gallery” that resides on a library job posting site. And then there are single postings: at Scott Westerfeld’s blog, Forks High School Professor, Entertainment Weekly’s Shelf Life, Enough With the Fireflies! (I love them all) at Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’,
A Salon article talks about cover look alikes. And a New York Times article calls cover double-dips “the publishing equivalent of arriving at a party wearing the same dress as the hostess.” It offers a good explanation for the phenomenon: “Top agencies charge $1,200 to $1,500 a photograph, and twice that for exclusive rights, a premium publishers are loath to pay.” Why of course. It necessarily comes down to $$$.

Other bloggers have other features. For “Cover Stories” look at Melissa Walker’s blog. Pop Culture also does “Hardcover vs. Paperback,” pointing out cover makeovers (I also love “Waiting on Wednesday,” a series highlighting new books yet to be released). General book cover stuff is here at Trashionista.

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One Response to “Double Dip Outers & Other Linkage”

  1. Thanks for the link love!

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