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message 1: by Lesli (new)

Lesli (lesmel) | 57 comments Anyone else feeling hinky that this cover:

is just a slightly edited copy of this cover:

And if you do a Google image search for 9788498005783, at least one other Patricia Briggs cover seems to have suffered the same fate.

message 2: by Stacia (the 2010 club) (last edited Oct 04, 2012 01:37PM) (new)

Stacia (the 2010 club) (Stacia_R) | 8 comments It's most likely not stolen. You'll find many series have the same artwork as other series. Publishers often use stock art that they pay for the right to use.

message 3: by vicki_girl (new)

vicki_girl | 2765 comments Images get reused for other books all the time.

Snail in Danger (Sid) Nicolaides (upsight) | 106 comments I don't read Spanish very well but on a quick skim it seems like the Spanish publisher (and it does appear to be an actual publisher, not a self/vanity publishing service) for some reason chose to use the other image, yes. Unless there is a reason to think that they did so illegally (i.e., the original publishing house or the artist is suing), we should probably just leave it, at least for now.

message 5: by Lesli (new)

Lesli (lesmel) | 57 comments I wondered about that, but since the character in the Wilks book is an FBI agent and the character in the Briggs book is a mechanic....I'm finding it ultra weird that the same cover would be used. That offends my reader and (secret) cataloging librarian sensibilities. Blergh!

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