One of the questions I get asked when I present workshops is: Who are the people on your WEAVING MAGIC cover?
When a cover artist designs a cover, he/she has the option to use what is called, stock photos. These are photos that are in the public domain and can be used for things such as cover art without a charge. A publisher also has the option of purchasing stock photos for use with cover art.
However, one thing which happens with the use of stock photos is the same stock photos are being used for multiple covers of different books published by different publishing houses.
So, for example, take a look at the following covers..recognize the hooded girl?
If you want to take a look at more Hooded Girl Covers, check out this Pinterest called, “Look Alike Covers Hoods.”
There is also a posting of look alike covers at Goodreads here.
Is this a bad thing to have the same photo on multiple covers? Weigh in your thoughts in the comments below!