Why is da Vinci’s name on the cover?

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Re: Why is da Vinci’s name on the cover?

Post by Jsovermyer » 01 Nov 2018, 14:38

I think it was a very smart tactic to get the book noticed. It makes people think of the Da Vinci Code, which was a very successful movie. And I agree with the previous poster who said that the Da Vinci painting is the thread that holds the story together.

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Post by Nusrat_Shabnam_ » 18 Nov 2018, 02:27

I don't think that it was unethical. But yeah I guess it has been highly used for increasing the sales of the book.

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Post by serendipity 27 » 19 Nov 2018, 11:54

I guess it's a version of click bait for books like they do on internet videos. For those history buffs who love reading about da Vinci, this would immediately grab their attention. It's a smart ploy and the author needs to do what they can to grab the readers attention. However, it is not just a ploy in that his character's actions are integral to the plot of the story.
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Post by Theresam » 18 Dec 2018, 15:27

I think it was because the painting they were searching for was a DaVinci . I think it may have caught the attention of more readers/buyers since DaVinci is so well known and familiar

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