i on Romance: Cover Clones
With the rise in self-publishing, cover art is something that is becoming more standardized. Now, it’s not the worst thing ever – once you’re reading a book, the cover is behind you.
But have you ever looked at something on Amazon (or your shopping site of choice) and wondered if you’ve read it before based on the cover?
There are actually a few categories in the “Cover Clone” club. Covers that use the same model(s), Covers that use the same art, and Covers that are so visually similar they all blend together. I’ve made a few graphics to highlight examples, but I want to stress that I find absolutely *nothing* wrong with any of these books – nor do I find the practice bad in any sense.
However, I’d love to hear your take on the matter! What do you think? Have you ever had a moment where you had to double check to see if you owned a title already based on the cover art? Are you tired of seeing a layout over and over?
Sound off in the comments!