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Books reissued in different covers

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Nerfmother Sun 16-Feb-14 10:28:56

God it really pissed me off! Twice now I've bought books that look good only to start reading, check the front and realise they were first published in 2006 or whatever. And I've already read them. Can't they have a little symbol on the cover or something?

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yourlittlesecret Sun 16-Feb-14 15:00:06

Yes this is annoying. It usually seems to happen when a previously little known author has some success. Their (often new) publisher then dredges up the back catalogue and reissues them.
I've come across some real turkeys this way as well as being misled into buying a book I've read before.
I'm very bad at remembering titles when it's a favourite author who has written a lot.

Kettricken Sun 16-Feb-14 20:13:35

Also annoying when they change halfway through a series so your books don't match. The wheel of time series had some great pictures on the first books then they changed them to a boring cover for the last books. WHY?!

CoteDAzur Sun 16-Feb-14 20:27:26

How do you not recognise a book you've read by its name, name of its author, or even the blurb on its back cover before you buy it?

Nerfmother Sun 16-Feb-14 20:48:48

Ha cote, I read sooo many books a week and there's only so many plot lines: if you change the cover and the blurb I'm likely to buy it!
Glad it's not just me!

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CoteDAzur Mon 17-Feb-14 20:23:23

"there's only so many plot lines" - not really. Do you only read one genre?

Nerfmother Mon 17-Feb-14 23:05:44

Noooo! I read so much stuff, honestly I cannot remember a book from three years ago based on a general paragraph on the back!

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