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Old 06-30-2020, 06:01 AM   #31
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The Roald Dahl lynchpin book, Charlie and The Chocolate Factory had a deliberately odious cover, dating from about a few years ago.
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What 'deliberately odious cover' are you talking about?
Does it have Johnny Depp on it?

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Old 06-30-2020, 09:15 AM   #32
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The first 2 pics are the same cover.
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:23 AM   #33
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Wow, that is a terrible cover.

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One of the first hits was an artice about it.
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:47 AM   #34
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Wow, that is a terrible cover.

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One of the first hits was an artice about it.
Thanks for posting the cover. I can never remember how to do it legitimately.
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Old 06-30-2020, 09:50 AM   #35
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Posting a version of the cover for discussion/criticism is certainly fair use/fair dealing and MobileRead is OK with it, even if the cover is still under copyright.

(Or if you mean technically - Manage Attachments when the Advanced editing is enabled.)
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:21 AM   #36
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Tor has done something similar with the covers to the Wheel of Time books. They’re now generic junk with a symbol of the series superimposed on a plain background.
Yes but that is the third time they printed the series with non-descript generic covers in lieu of art.

I didn't like most of Sweet's artwork (holy cow he made Lord of Chaos look like a harlequin romance! and boy he doesn't know what a Trolloc is) but it is way better than what we have now.

I liked the new covers that were commissioned for the trade paperbacks (which I think might be mostly out of print now). And the artwork that was going to replace it looked even better. I think it is a shame that the newer artwork wasn't better received but the trade paperbacks minimized the size of the artwork and it also didn't help that the Eye of the World's cover looked like you were buying a Patrick O'Brian book instead of an epic fantasy.

Even though I'm not a fan of the Sweet covers, funny enough his unfinished cover for A Memory of Light is my all time favorite Wheel of Time and it is a shame that it wasn't used.

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I think the worst fantasy covers are seen are from Kate Elliott's series Crown of Stars. Especially Prince of Dogs. Wow!

I think the worst thing about the Eddings covers is that they scream indie. You wouldn't think that they were bestsellers back in the day.

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Old 06-30-2020, 10:52 AM   #37
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I think the worst thing about the Eddings covers is that they scream indie. You wouldn't think that they were bestsellers back in the day.
The new Eddings covers scream Don't buy me because these books are self-published with a major Photoshop fail.
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:27 AM   #38
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The first 2 pics are the same cover.
Yeah, I saw that 'Lolita' cover when I was looking. It is a poor cover. But it's not alone. There's this cover for The Red and the Black:


And there's The Bell Jar's chick-lit cover.
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Yeah, I saw that 'Lolita' cover when I was looking. It is a poor cover. But it's not alone. There's this cover for The Red and the Black:


And there's The Bell Jar's chick-lit cover.
This is a cover for a soft porno book, not for Stendhal
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