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Nice Work, Amazon

Actually not the absolute best Amazon catalog fault I've ever seen; that honor goes to this little gem from a few years ago.

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dvandom From: dvandom Date: March 27th, 2014 03:35 am (UTC) (Link)
The cover on that not-Burning-Chrome looks like one of those "We'll publish your thesis" scammy outfits.
cmdr_zoom From: cmdr_zoom Date: March 27th, 2014 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)
When Amazon doesn't have an actual cover image for a book, they seem to produce mock-ups like this. I found this example on a book I picked up as a wee lad (and still have, though it's long lost its spine and glossy outer jacket).
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: March 28th, 2014 12:25 am (UTC) (Link)
I got curious, so I looked around a little. Oldenbourg (now part of De Gruyter) appears to be an established name in German textbooks and academic journals; they also publish things like the equally brilliantly titled Militärgeschichtliche Zeitschrift, which I think literally means Military History Time Writing but is probably better translated as something like Journal of Military History. If that's a dummy cover image, it's at least their dummy cover and not Amazon's own - other economics-related publications of theirs sport the same style on their own website.
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