It’s All the Same to Me: Cover Art Recycling
I noticed on Sybil’s blog today a cover for an Avon Red book which looked strikingly similar to the cover for Sunny Chen’s Mona Lisa Awakening. Are these too similar? They are for my tastes. It’s a great cover, but I’ll always like the first one better. Is it that there are just so many books and not enough unique ideas? Is it better to have one hot cover idea recycled continuously than have a hideous cover?
I tend to think the similar cover may backfire. I may see it and think, I’ve already read, bought, borrowed that book.