New Feature: Literary Photo Galleries

Posted by Jessica on August 9, 2010
First edition illustrations, fan artwork, candid author photos—books encompass more than just words. Now Goodreads provides a home for literary images! You can upload images and browse photo galleries for any book or author on Goodreads.

Instead of just one image for an author, you can view an entire gallery. If you have a unique image you'd like to add, upload it to share with the Goodreads community! Dostoevsky can now brush elbows with Marilyn Monroe.

In addition to author images, every book in the Goodreads catalog now has its own photo gallery. You can find illustrations from various editions of the book, snapshots of settings used in the story, and even fan artwork interpreting favorite characters and scenes. (These galleries are not for book covers, but you can always find the cover you want by clicking "other editions" on the right side of the book page).

Have fun browsing our rapidly growing photo galleries, and feel free to upload photos to help us create a rich collection of literary images.

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message 1: by Carol (new)

Carol I love this new feature but am also feeling slightly foolish. How do I find New Feature: Literary Photo Galleries on the website?

message 2: by Deb (new)

Deb I have the same Q: !

message 3: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Sorry for the confusion! If you're on a book page (for example, the Pride and Prejudice page), click on the book cover image and then you'll see any additional images linked to the book in the right-hand column. You'll also see a link to add more images.

Similarly, if you're on an author profile page (for example, Fyodor Dostoevsky's page), click on the author's image to view more or add more.

message 4: by Deb (new)

Deb Aaah - thank you.

message 5: by Sirinun (new)

Sirinun thank you.

message 6: by Audry (new)

Audry Suggestion! An RSS feed of recent photos uploaded would be fantastic. Others could use it to link back to specific images and book profiles Goodreads, as well as to do things like add a desktop wallpaper RSS feed to Windows 7 (which is what I would love to do).

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