by Marsha Ward
Somebody on a Facebook Group for authors recently mentioned how tormented he/she was to see
their cover art used on another book. That's the breaks of using stock
I've seen the exact image my designer used for Spinster's Folly,
maybe on a website, or maybe it was a cover for somebody's Facebook Page.
Here's an example I saw this week of someone else manipulating a specific element for
cover art. It doesn't bother me. It's a totally different cover/look.
you can see when you compare the two images, the other designer flipped the image of the girl,
changed the skirt, changed the face, moved the arm away from the body
and added a hand. Nice work!
One of my mother's favorite sayings was "Don't sweat the small stuff." By that, she meant to say that there are many things in life to deal with, but the "small stuff" is certainly less important to waste brain power on than big things. Another way of putting this would be "Pick your battles."
So what if another author or cover designer also buys the same image that shows up on your cover! Just make sure that each book you write is outstanding!