Thursday, 14 August 2008
PUBLISHERS SHARING STOCK IMAGES
These two books one by the late great Louis L'amour and the other by the excellent Chap O' Keefe ,who I know from his books on the Black Horse Western imprint, share identical covers.
When I picked up the L'amour book I was sure I'd read it before but couldn't remember the story so I decided to buy it anyway. Turns out I hadn't read it but recognised the cover image which I saw somewhere on the web for the Chap O'Keefe book.
Could have lost a sale there.
Mind you the BLACK HORSE WESTERN COPY OF THE BOOK HAS A DIFFERENT AND IN MY OPINION BETTER COVER:
In fact this is one of the best Black Horse cover images I've seen in a long time. Very moody and artistic. Looking like a quality oil painting of a bygone age.
Posted by Gary Dobbs/Jack Martin at 02:49