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).
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.