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Aug. 18th, 2011 06:22 pm Bewitching Cover Art to be changed

Thanks to some alert readers who alerted me to the similarity between the proposed cover for Bewitching and an e-book called Spiderwork by L.K. Rigel.  As I indicated in my original post, the Bewitching cover is a work-in-progress.  In light of the perceived similarities, my publisher has assured me they are creating a brand new cover for Bewitching.


Similarities do happen.  Recently, two children's novels were published with virtually identical covers.  Two friends of mine had novels in the same season with stock photos which were, if not identical, at least of the same model in the same photo shoot.  Of course, everyone prefers to avoid these similarities if at all possible. 


Again, I would like to thank those alert readers and, indeed, Ms. Rigel herself for her classiness.  I'm sure there will be an awesome cover for Bewitching, and you will see it soon.  Watch this space and my Facebook. 


I'm very excited about Bewitching,  It's a companion to Beastly, and about Kendra, my favorite character.  I hope you'll enjoy it!

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 18th, 2011 10:29 pm (UTC)

Talk about classy!

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Alex,

You are the classy one. It would be so easy for a big corporation like Harper Collins to figure an unknown like me and a foreign artist like Nathalia Suellen can be ignored and just go on with the beautiful cover.

I am positive you had something to do with deciding to go with a different cover, and I think you're lovely for it.

Thank you so much, and best of luck (though you don't need it) with the Kendra Chronicles.

Linda
LK RIgel
From:alixwrites
Date:August 18th, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)

Re: Talk about classy!

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Thank you, and good luck with your books!
From:LadySymphonia
Date:August 19th, 2011 06:10 pm (UTC)
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First of all, in this case similarities can't happen. I don't know what Harper Collins said to you but it's my right to refuse a proposal.

Sasha Illingworth contacted me this year to licence "City of Angels" to Bewitched cover. I refused because it was already sold to LK RIGEL. Looks like she didn't accept my refusal and copied me. I'm an artist not a writter, there's no "virtually identical covers", it's not about coincidence or stock usage. They used the same elements, concept, colors. It's not "similar, it's copy and it's dishonest.

A parody of my artwork was being used to sold your book everywhere. work-in-process or not, it's a commercial purpose and my art was involved. I didn't had any profit with it. It's not even an inspiration, (no credit, no payment, no attribution, no permission). I mean, doesn't really matter what cover Bewitched is going to have. And now, looks like Harper Collins, cowardly removed the cover like if anything had happened. You know, It's a commercial purpose, is it a revenge? I'm really surprise to see you trying to defend the company.

By the way, the "work-in-process" was removed from amazon,goodreads and Harper Collins website. Strange the fact that they wasted time to copy my work and now you say its a process? Process of copying you mean?

The company doesn't know what is the meaning of "NO" and they paied another artist to copy my artwork. I expected more from an art director, more respect, more originality. "City of Angels" is not available to copy, let them know.


Nathalia Suellen
The foreign artist.
From:bearmountain
Date:August 23rd, 2011 02:45 pm (UTC)
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Pretty cool. Imitation is flattering, but I'm glad to see this resolved so well. Rare and heartening. I hope both books do GREAT.