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Old 02-04-2013, 11:27 PM   #76
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:57 AM   #77
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I didn't think some of them were that bad. Although I will emphasis the word some. I can honestly as a reader a book cover does make the difference. I wouldn't even bother picking up most of those books because of the covers.

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This is the other thing about covers that people don't always think of: The image should reinforce the title and/or the intent of the book. A title that suggests some effort involved in getting two people together, shouldn't be backed up by a photo showing two people already, effortlessly together.
I agree with Steven Lyle Jordan on this.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:18 PM   #78
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I've seen worse but at the same time it is quite scary, the synopsis is all about a bloke and there's some rubber-clad cyber babe on the cover... hmm... Then again, the two paragraphs quoted on the thread appear to deliver exactly the kind of thing the cover promises...
Thus the mantra, "The cover is always a trap."
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:18 PM   #79
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Most of these are from Amazon. No quality control at all. Shame on Amazon.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:30 PM   #80
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I'm thankful that none of my covers, even the ones that I put together myself, aren't quite as bad as any of those. I mean, the ones I did myself certainly aren't great, but at least I used font that doesn't make people want to throw up. That's right, I take pride from very small things!
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:26 AM   #81
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The ones I like are the ones with an unreadable font.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:10 AM   #82
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because atrocities like these are what people picture when they think of indie novels-

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Are any authors who post on MR on this blog?
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:41 PM   #85
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They don't have to admit it. We just have to find them and point and laugh at them.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:52 PM   #86
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All my covers are too generic and boring to make this list.
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They don't have to admit it. We just have to find them and point and laugh at them.
I wonder, they say no such thing as bad publicity. Could make a cover that is really bad on purpose for one of your books and then anonymously submit it yourself...
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See, the thing is, surely there are people out there who'll see one of those covers, laugh at all awful it is, and then go out and buy the book just to see if it's as bad as the cover.

Assuming it isn't, you may have just acquired a brand new fan!
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See, the thing is, surely there are people out there who'll see one of those covers, laugh at all awful it is, and then go out and buy the book just to see if it's as bad as the cover.

Assuming it isn't, you may have just acquired a brand new fan!

I guess I'm one of those few who will ONLY laugh....and laugh....and laugh.



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The only thing that bothers me is that someone didn't bother to airbrush the cellulite out of that girl's a$$.

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