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Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
« Reply #30 on: May 19, 2008, 04:34:01 PM »
Tatiana's on the cover of Rasputin's Daughter, which gives some people a funny feeling, considering the title! ;)

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Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2008, 04:00:12 PM »
Oh, wow. Both of those covers bother me. Did they not want to fork over some money to get someone to pose for those pictures if they couldn't get something that was actually accurate/ the right person?

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Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
« Reply #32 on: June 09, 2008, 04:35:28 PM »
I don't know how the price compares with hiring photographers and live models, but archival photographs are not free -- authors and/or publishers easily pay hundreds of dollars to use them in books or as cover art.
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Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2008, 04:40:47 PM »
I don't know how the price compares with hiring photographers and live models, but archival photographs are not free -- authors and/or publishers easily pay hundreds of dollars to use them in books or as cover art.

It depends where they come from. If they come from the archives in Russia - yes, be prepared to pay an arm and a leg. If they come from the archives or libraries in the west, then chances are you don't have to pay at all, just credit the organization which owns the photo...

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Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2008, 05:03:30 PM »
Depends on the archive, even in the good ol' US of A. My checkbook can tell you that not all the images in Miss Spitfire were freebies!
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Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2008, 05:05:57 PM »
Depends on the archive. I can tell you that not all the images in Miss Spitfire were freebies!

Yes, that's true, it depends on the archive. But what I can tell you for sure is that if you try to use anything from the archives in Russia, be prepared to pay dearly - and I mean something like tenfold plus for something similar in the west!  :o

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Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
« Reply #36 on: June 10, 2008, 02:33:28 AM »
They must think us stupid bit of course we know they are cretins!

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Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
« Reply #37 on: June 11, 2008, 03:26:04 PM »
Now that is REALLY weird indeed!

But sometimes these mistakes can be really funny sometimes!

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Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2008, 04:46:29 AM »
Perhaps we could all send them an email and complain...

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Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2008, 03:12:18 PM »
I don't know how the price compares with hiring photographers and live models, but archival photographs are not free -- authors and/or publishers easily pay hundreds of dollars to use them in books or as cover art.

Oh, okay. It doesn't surprise me that it would cost a person so much to use a photo from the Russian archives, but considering these images aren't copyrighted, I guess I thought the publisher would be able to use them at least somewhat freely.

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Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2008, 03:41:53 PM »
But to pick one of the most famous persons in history and think no one would notice beggers disbelief.


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Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
« Reply #41 on: June 17, 2008, 05:21:42 PM »
It Makes you wander how inaccurate the story is. You think they would notice the mistake? Or know better then picking a random picture!

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Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
« Reply #42 on: June 17, 2008, 07:09:10 PM »
Actually, I can think of very few people that would walk into a bookstore, see the picture, and think, "Oh, look. It's Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicholaievna Romanova!"
I don't think you can judge how accurate the book is just because they used a picture of her on one of the covers.
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Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
« Reply #43 on: June 17, 2008, 07:13:18 PM »
Actually, I can think of very few people that would walk into a bookstore, see the picture, and think, "Oh, look. It's Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicholaievna Romanova!"
I don't think you can judge how accurate the book is just because they used a picture of her on one of the covers.

Exactly. I'd even go so far as to question whether or not the publisher knew whose photo they were using in the first place.
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Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
« Reply #44 on: June 17, 2008, 07:59:41 PM »
Actually, I can think of very few people that would walk into a bookstore, see the picture, and think, "Oh, look. It's Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicholaievna Romanova!"
I don't think you can judge how accurate the book is just because they used a picture of her on one of the covers.

Exactly. I'd even go so far as to question whether or not the publisher knew whose photo they were using in the first place.

It also kind of sad, there kind of ruining the image of Anastasia to.