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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

I can change everything but my book cover.

The cover is at the link below.

http://authorjordinwilliams.blogspot....


Paula (Paulaan) | 4371 comments DOne


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Thanks!


Nikki Broadwell (nikkiBroadwell) | 13 comments I'm having the same problem--I've changed my cover image and want to post it but cannot get rid of old image! The book is The Wolf Moon--book 3 of a series entitled Wolfmoon Trilogy...I am in author program--Nikki Broadwell


Monique (Kadiya) | 712 comments Nikki,

When an cover is updated for a published book, an alternate cover edition is created and then combined with the existing editions.

If you like, you can put the new cover in your photos, and a Librarian can do that for you.


Paula (Paulaan) | 4371 comments Since it is not yet published I have removed the cover


Nikki Broadwell (nikkiBroadwell) | 13 comments Monique wrote: "Nikki,

When an cover is updated for a published book, an alternate cover edition is created and then combined with the existing editions.

If you like, you can put the new cover in your photos, ..."

thanks, Monique..hopefully this will work--I've had no trouble in the past doing this for myself...


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Emy (EmyPT) | 2668 comments Re #8 Adding the photos as you have done works fine & someone has already sorted them.

I've sorted the series and added #4.


message 9: by Emy (last edited May 11, 2013 07:10PM) (new)

Emy (EmyPT) | 2668 comments Ah, I see what's happened.

You need to add the new photos to your personal photos:

Use this link: http://www.goodreads.com/photo/new

Let us know when you've uploaded them and we can arrange the relevant swaps if there were no copies issued with the current cover. Do you have a release date for the series?


Deborah Sutton (deborahsutton) | 4 comments I'm in a similar position. I've changed the author name on my book, but the cover I originally uploaded has my pen name. Now that I have a new cover with my own name, I want to change it.

I've tried uploading an additional image, but it says I must agree that it's not a cover, when it actually is.

This is the cover currently showing: http://www.goodreads.com/book/edit_ph...

And this is the one I want to use:
http://www.goodreads.com/photo/user/1...

Can someone help a confused newbie? Thanks.


نداء  محمد | 48 comments Deborah wrote: "I'm in a similar position. I've changed the author name on my book, but the cover I originally uploaded has my pen name. Now that I have a new cover with my own name, I want to change it.

I've tr..."


done


Deborah Sutton (deborahsutton) | 4 comments Thank you so much!


Emy (EmyPT) | 2668 comments Deborah, was this book ever released previously under Deborah Jones?


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Juls Duncan (JulsDuncan) | 1 comments I also have the same problem with changing my book cover. I added the new one in additional photos, and I hope the librarian will delete the old one.


Emy (EmyPT) | 2668 comments Hi Juls,

We don't change covers on existing records - your books were all published with these covers previously. Instead we create Alternate Cover Editions.

EITHER: Just create a new edition without ISBN/ASIN and add the new covers. If you then let us know we can combine them with the old editions. Once the new editions are created and combined with the older ones, you as author can set the a new one as Primary edition.

OR Alternatively, if you would prefer us to do it, you will need to either upload the new cover to your Personal photos, OR provide us with a link to a NON-Bookseller site, we can add those for you. It would also help to know which formats have new covers.

Check posts #3 & #4 Here if you have any further questions.

If you want us to make the ACEs, please link to the book you want dealt with. :)


Emy (EmyPT) | 2668 comments Joel,

Can you link the images for the new covers? I can't see them on your author profile - the only photos I can see are of yourself. :S No problem with changing pre-pub cover images (the only exception is on ARC records but they should be marked as such)


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Emy (EmyPT) | 2668 comments Juls wrote: "I also have the same problem with changing my book cover. I added the new one in additional photos, and I hope the librarian will delete the old one."

Juls, I have combined the new editions of The Other Island for you. Have also created the Morgan Koda series for you.


D.A.-It's a copyright • Not your right to copy. (Mourning-book-catalog) | 5962 comments Paula wrote: "Since it is not yet published I have removed the cover"

Doesn't that change the bookcover on member shelves? Sometimes unpublished books still get shelved as "to read" "want to read" "new in 2013" types of shelves.


Emy (EmyPT) | 2668 comments Debbie wrote: "Paula wrote: "Since it is not yet published I have removed the cover"

Doesn't that change the bookcover on member shelves? Sometimes unpublished books still get shelved as "to read" "want to read..."


Per Rivka I understand this is not a problem unless on an ARC edition.


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Marisa Tellez (marisa_tellez) | 4 comments I also need assistance in changing my book cover image.

Upon creating the books page, I accidentally uploaded the wrong file (I uploaded a old prototype of the cover, which is missing my name on the cover)

I did upload the correct file in my "additional photos", so I would appreciate it if a Librarian could delete my current cover and replace it with the file that includes my name on the cover. Thank you so much! Here is the link to my books page:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...


Ponytaorponyboy | 135 comments Marisa, is it ok now? :D


Marisa Tellez (marisa_tellez) | 4 comments Ponytaorponyboy wrote: "Marisa, is it ok now? :D"

Looks great, thank you so much!! :)


message 23: by Emy (last edited May 12, 2013 12:36PM) (new)

Emy (EmyPT) | 2668 comments Joel,

If you can give me links to the images and tell me which books are concerned we will happily change them as they are not yet published. I think the confusion is because this is a catch all thread...


message 24: by Emy (last edited May 13, 2013 01:23AM) (new)

Emy (EmyPT) | 2668 comments Hi Joel, just got up as I'm in the UK so was asleep ;)

Got book #5 (نداء محمد got #4)


Deborah Sutton (deborahsutton) | 4 comments Emy, just picked up your message so sorry for the delay.

No, Arriana's trial was never released under the name Deborah Jones. I changed my mind at the last minute about using my pen name.


Emy (EmyPT) | 2668 comments Deborah wrote: "Emy, just picked up your message so sorry for the delay.

No, Arriana's trial was never released under the name Deborah Jones. I changed my mind at the last minute about using my pen name."


OK

Just a point, by the way - you may want to arrange to get your profile name altered as the book cover shows Deb Sutton, and copies may be entered under that name. On the other hand, if it is only that title that is listed as Deb Sutton, then we can cross reference from the Deb profile to Deborah. If that makes sense?


Deborah Sutton (deborahsutton) | 4 comments Emy wrote: "Deborah wrote: "Emy, just picked up your message so sorry for the delay.

No, Arriana's trial was never released under the name Deborah Jones. I changed my mind at the last minute about using my p..."


Good Point. I'll look into doing that. I'm also going to be publishing under the name Deborah Jones (different genre). Is there a way to show both names under one profile? If I have to choose one, I'd prefer Deb Sutton since most of my work is in the fantasy genre.


Amy Misakonis (AmyMisakonis) | 1 comments Please help! I need to change the cover for one of my books, THE BEST PLACE FOR ME, but I'm not able to do it myself. Here's a link to the book page, with old cover design: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...

Here's a link to the final cover image (to replace the old one): http://www.goodreads.com/photo/author...

Please let me know if you need any other details. Thank you!


Emy (EmyPT) | 2668 comments Amy wrote: "Please help! I need to change the cover for one of my books, THE BEST PLACE FOR ME, but I'm not able to do it myself. Here's a link to the book page, with old cover design: http://www.goodreads.com..."

Hi Amy,

When did you add the new cover to the book?


Parul | 191 comments Hello Jackie, I have deleted the covers for all three books. You can upload the good pretty ones now :)


Parul | 191 comments You are most welcome :)


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Can someone change my book cover to the real one again because someone switched it back. :(


message 33: by Monique (last edited May 13, 2013 06:01PM) (new)

Monique (Kadiya) | 712 comments Jordin wrote: "Can someone change my book cover to the real one again because someone switched it back. :("

Jordin, have you sent this book out as an ARC to anyone with the original cover?


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rivka | 21563 comments Mod
Was this book actually published in April?


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rivka | 21563 comments Mod
Changes reverted. We don't change book data on published books. You'll need to add a new edition. See http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1... and http://www.goodreads.com/help/show/85...


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Monique wrote: "Jordin wrote: "Can someone change my book cover to the real one again because someone switched it back. :("

Jordin, have you sent this book out as an ARC to anyone with the original cover?"


No. The other one was accidentally uploaded and the real one is at the link below. The image of just a guy was never the cover.

http://authorjordinwilliams.blogspot....


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rivka | 21563 comments Mod
Jordin, is the right cover up now? I added a Note, which should prevent any more reverts.


Jackie, yes. Here's how you can change that: http://www.goodreads.com/help/show/31...


Heimdall Thunderhammer | 2 comments This seems like the right place for this request! Can I have some help changing my book cover? I have a new cover design for all current and future printings of my novel Magefable. I have the new image posted under my pictures in my author profile. Can somebody help me make that the primary cover and my old cover as a variant?


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rivka wrote: "Jordin, is the right cover up now? I added a Note, which should prevent any more reverts.


Jackie, yes. Here's how you can change that: http://www.goodreads.com/help/show/31......"


Yes, thank you!


message 40: by Catalina (last edited May 14, 2013 11:04AM) (new)

Catalina | 1737 comments Re 55: We don't update covers on published book, but create alternative cover edition, see Q3: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...

Here you have the alternate edition: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...

You can set it as default: http://www.goodreads.com/help#default_ed


Heimdall Thunderhammer | 2 comments Thank you Catalina!


Michelle Carpenter | 3 comments Hi... We're having the same cover issue. Our new cover is in the Photos portion of my profile. Could we get some assistance in switching out the old cover and replacing it with the new on both the e-reader and print editions? That would be awesome. Shown here is the old cover. Again, the new one is pictured in My Photos on my author page. Tassel Moss by Michelle Jordan Carpenter Thanks so much!

Michelle & Austin Carpenter


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Emy (EmyPT) | 2668 comments #59

Michelle: creating Alternate cover editions for you now. Is this for both formats (Kindle and Paperback)? As I can't see the Kindle edition for sale at present I've not added an ACE for it, but can do so.

Done: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...

See here for how to set the new cover edition as Primary (i.e. shows first in a search)


Michelle Carpenter | 3 comments Emy wrote: "#59

Michelle: creating Alternate cover editions for you now. Is this for both formats (Kindle and Paperback)? As I can't see the Kindle edition for sale at present I've not added an ACE for it, bu..."


Emy wrote: "#59

Michelle: creating Alternate cover editions for you now. Is this for both formats (Kindle and Paperback)? As I can't see the Kindle edition for sale at present I've not added an ACE for it, bu..."


Hi Emy

Thanks for your help. Yes, it's also the new cover for the Kindle edition, as well. We'd love for you to switch that one toooooooo! :)

We're excited to do another "giveaway" for the print version and see if the new cover helps attract bigger numbers. We reached 490 a couple of weeks ago for US only giveaway. Maybe the new cover will help us reach a larger summer-reading audience.

Reading = Bliss


Michelle Carpenter | 3 comments Hi Librarians--

I'm still trying to reset our NEW book cover as our primary cover and am having no luck. Seems I don't have the authority to "combine" editions and when I click "edit details" below my book's description, I go to a questionnaire about the book: Metadata. I can't find anything clickable that lets ME make the new cover our primary cover. Please use your magic-clicking finger and switch that sucker!

Tassel Moss by Michelle Jordan Carpenter

This thumbnail shows the OLD cover. Emy got the new cover on Tassel Moss site: CARPENTER is shown in large letters at the bottom of the picture. Can you help????


message 46: by Catalina (last edited May 15, 2013 04:41PM) (new)

Catalina | 1737 comments Michelle, only the author can do it, but of what i see you didn't claim your GR author profile(you have the normal reader profile).
To claim it, follow this link: http://www.goodreads.com/author/confi...


Elize Amornette (elizeamornette) | 2 comments Can someone please help - I cannot change my book cover for one of my books. The edit page is

http://www.goodreads.com/book/edit/17...

If you can delete it I would appreciate it. This would allow me to upload the correct cover from my computer folder.

Thanks


Catalina | 1737 comments Elize wrote: "Can someone please help - I cannot change my book cover for one of my books. The edit page is

http://www.goodreads.com/book/edit/17...

If you can delete it I w..."


I see it's a published book, so we only can get it to better quality picture of the same cover. If you have a totally different cover you'll need an alternative cover edition
See Q3-Q4: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...


A.E. Croft | 5 comments Hi, I have an unpublished novel that has an old cover up, but there is a finished cover for it now and I would like it changed.
Here is the link for the book:http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...

Here is the link for the new cover I want on there: http://www.goodreads.com/photo/work/2...


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