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Thread: PublishAmerica's stock image covers

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    The second book was published by Outskirts, not PA, but the same stock image cover was used.

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    Since finding the relevant covers on various pages is taking a little time, here's an index, organized by stock image. The numbers beside the stock images are the number of covers shown using it.

    1. Apple on desk, 2
    2. Brick wall, 5
    3. Brown/sepia cover, no image, 9
    4. Close-up of orange flowers, 9
    5. Close-up of rose, 19
    6. Clouds, with light, 14
    7. Country road, 4
    8. Cradle, 3
    9. Dead rose with petals fallen off, 4
    10. Dewdrop on leaf, 8
    11. Dove with wings spread in sky, 8
    12. Earth, with moon in background, 3
    13. Elf princess, 2
    14. Featureless landscape, blue/white sky, 11
    15. Footprints on the seashore, 5
    16. Hands upraised and groping, 7
    17. Howling wolf, 2
    18. Legs walking along path, 2
    19. Mixed bouquet of flowers, 3
    20. Person sitting against wall, knees drawn up, 2
    21. Prismatic, 5
    22. Red hearts on white background, 3
    23. Ripples and more ripples, 4 in total
    24. Scattered rose petals, 8
    25. Single orange flower, 3
    26. Single rose lying on its side, 4
    27. Stained-glass window, 2
    28. Starburst, 7
    29. Swirls, 15
    30. Three roses, 2
    31. Water, 4
    32. Water, with ripples, 8
    33. Windmill, 2
    34. Woman's body with petals, 3
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    Meanwhile, over in the Bad Hair Day section of the private PAMB, an author is very upset to discover that his/her book has the exact same cover as another book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PO'd @ PA View Post
    edit job consisting of actually adding mistakes (they even repeated 3 pages in one chapter)
    I don't want to hijack this thread, but I just had to pull this one out because it never ceases to amaze me how PA dirties up a manuscript. I can almost understand a blind spelling or grammar check adding some mistakes, but good gawd, repeating three pages? I mean, how do you even do that?

    To stay on topic, I'll just say dreamweaver: That's very interesting about customers being able to "smell" a vanity book cover!

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    QOS already caught the duplication, but when PA uses the same cover for two books "released" the same week—week of July 5 - 11, 2010, it's a bit much. Or less. Probably less.



    Info about the books is here (note that the content is way different):
    http://www.publishamerica.net/product94476.html
    http://www.publishamerica.net/product93853.html

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    Momentary derail

    Funniest book covers ever

    PA could take lessons.


    OK, back to work now.

    How PA treats its authors: Oh, stop the whining and contact support@publishamerica.com like everyone else.

    PA authors CAN fight back. File a complaint with your credit card company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CatSlave View Post
    Funniest book covers ever

    PA could take lessons.


    OK, back to work now.
    I got a kick out of those.

    Too bad PA's covers aren't meant to be funny. Many of the ones I've seen leave me in stitches.
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    Last edited by Marian Perera; 10-17-2013 at 07:24 AM.
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    Is it just me, or is this cover a new low for PA? (I know I've seen those eyes before, but what's with those three thingies coming out of the face?)
    http://www.publishamerica.net/product95741.html

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    It's obvious that they took the time needed to alter the size of the rose, but at least on occasion they could flip the image of the rose or something and double the creativity factor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PVish View Post
    Is it just me, or is this cover a new low for PA? (I know I've seen those eyes before, but what's with those three thingies coming out of the face?)
    http://www.publishamerica.net/product95741.html
    Claw marks, probably PA's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PVish View Post
    Is it just me, or is this cover a new low for PA? (I know I've seen those eyes before, but what's with those three thingies coming out of the face?)
    http://www.publishamerica.net/product95741.html
    30 bucks for a 224 pg softcover, eeeeek!

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    http://www.publishamerica.net/product119199.html

    This is one red-eyed mouse! I know he's supposed to look big and menacing, but the cover made me giggle. Then I read the description and thought, but it's a mouse. At $24.95 for 60 pages, I wouldn't plunk down my hard-earned cash, but I'm darned curious to read an excerpt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merrihiatt View Post
    http://www.publishamerica.net/product119199.html

    This is one red-eyed mouse! I know he's supposed to look big and menacing, but the cover made me giggle.

    He looks like he has a particularly explosive form of rectal distress.

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    Did you ever see that disney movie "Mouse Hunt"?

    When Christopher Walken gets bested by the rodent is my favorite part.

    Hmm, I smell a new 'offer' brewing...
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    At first you do it because you like it.
    Then you find yourself doing it for a few close friends and people you like.
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