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Subject: Two books, same cover?
Date Posted: 6/6/2009 6:49 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2008
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I was perusing another member's wishlist when I noticed that two different books by two different authors have the same cover. How is that even possible? There's this for "Olivia's Sister"

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780749934033-Olivias+Sister

and then "Hypocrite in a White Poofy Dress" (sorry, I don't know how to do two links at once, but anyone who's read that book knows it's the same exact kid on the cover). I have never seen that before, has anyone else??

Date Posted: 6/6/2009 7:20 PM ET
Member Since: 3/13/2007
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usually it's b/c of stock photography, the image rights for the pics can be bought/used by anyone.

One of my blogger friends has done a whole series on book lookalikes: books with the same cover or similiar covers

aleapopculture.blogspot.com/search/label/lookalikes

Date Posted: 6/8/2009 11:08 AM ET
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That is just so crazy. If it were my book, I would want something original! esp since this is such an obvious, memorable picture. I am going to check out that blog now!

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 4:20 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I've got a few in my TBR with basically the same book cover. They just diginatlly change the back ground or coloring but it's the same.