The latest example is the plate (also done, with a more sinister image, by Melville House last year with How the Dead Live), which is getting served up at least two more times in 2012.
Book #1: Cures for Hunger by Deni Y. Bechard, a memoir published by Milkweed Editions in May 2012.
Book #2: This Cake is for the Party by Sarah Selecky, short stories published by St. Martin’s in November 2012.
We’d like to suggest the following solution to Jacket Cloning: all books with 80% similarity in cover art (as determined by people with working, color-seeing eyes) should be sold next to one another in bookstores–at all times–in order to determine the winner. Like evolution. Just like how Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho is always, always sold next to Gus Van Sant’s Psycho, to punish Gus for his hubris.