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    Actually her head is not photoshopped.
    And Levi Strauss started selling jeans almost a decade prior to this story.

    Anyhow, here is some bright text from Patterson:



    This one is...different...from Penguin.




    or these...




    This stands out.





    or these...


  2. #12
    I believe the trend originates in the intense need to stand out against a field of thousands and thousands of new books every month. Even big publishing houses are feeling the pinch of Indie publishing.

    Think about it, your book on the same page with thousands of other books, all thumbnailed, all laid out dress-right-dress. How do you stand out? Bright colors and atypical designs.

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    Yep. New cover design and roughs for book-in-progress.
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    I do like those ones above. They've very cool, very modern,with a hint of pop-art about them.


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    Yep. New cover design and roughs for book-in-progress.
    Am I the only one who thinks that rock formation looks phallic in a not-entirely-flattering way?

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    Am I the only one who thinks that rock formation looks phallic in a not-entirely-flattering way?
    Nope, now I can’t unsee it!

  7. #17
    Here is best-sellers for 2016. Everything seems normal...




    Then comes 2017. A little flashier.




    And then finally, 2018.




    It's subtle, but there is a slow creep towards something new. I'm surprised that Amazon doesn't allow animated GIFs yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bayview View Post
    Am I the only one who thinks that rock formation looks phallic in a not-entirely-flattering way?
    Deputy Droop-a-long? Yeah. But it's a real formation, in the Painted Desert.
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    It may be a real formation, but so is Scandinavia. Still doesn’t stop them looking unfortunate

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    It may be a real formation, but so is Scandinavia. Still doesn’t stop them looking unfortunate
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