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urban fantasy covers, in a nutshell

Cute video by scifiguy, found via io9.

It's funny because it's true. Lou Anders laughed about this during his coffee chat at Orycon, saying "it's what sells". Hey Lou, maybe it sells because it's the ONLY COVER STYLE OUT THERE.

At least it looks like recent trends actually have the cover subject (always a woman) facing the reader. Of course, half the time they cut off her head/face.