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message 1: by Susie (new)

Susie (dragonsusie) | 2472 comments As per here we do not replace covers of previously published works but instead add an alternate-cover edition (ACE). Once that is done you will then be able to select which cover shows as default on your author profile.


message 2: by Emy (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5034 comments Others should NOT be getting covers changed.

Covers are changed when the book was NEVER released with that cover (including no advance copies issued with it), or when an incorrect cover is accidentally uploaded. Free or for-profit has nothing to do with the policy, nor target audience.

In all other situations, a new record is created with the new cover and all other data EXCEPT the ISBN/ASIN - the ACE that Susie mentions above. This new edition is added to the 'pile' of records for that title ("combining"). Once this is done the author can set an edition with the new cover as Primary, which means that the new cover will show first in searches etc.


message 3: by Susie (new)

Susie (dragonsusie) | 2472 comments If you check through the topics under this folder, in most cases the covers aren't replaced but an ACE is added, as both I and Emy have said.

It is nothing personal - just policy.


message 4: by Rosalee (new)

Rosalee (Cyndilu) | 4 comments How do I get the alternate cover uploaded?


message 5: by Rosalee (new)

Rosalee (Cyndilu) | 4 comments Please use the cover at http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blog...

as the ACE and let me know how to indicate this is the preferred cover..

this is for Load the Boat!

Cover also on smashwords:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/...

Thanks! Rosalee


message 6: by Z-squared (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments Rosalee, has the ISBN changed, or is that a new cover with the same ISBN as the old cover edition?


message 7: by Rosalee (new)

Rosalee (Cyndilu) | 4 comments Z-squared wrote: "Rosalee, has the ISBN changed, or is that a new cover with the same ISBN as the old cover edition?"

Same ISBN, new cover image ... thanks.


message 8: by Z-squared (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments Here you go Rosalee:

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

To set the default edition, follow these instructions:

https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/3...


message 9: by Rosalee (new)

Rosalee (Cyndilu) | 4 comments Thanks Z-squared!


message 10: by Sarah Elizabeth (last edited Nov 18, 2013 12:00PM) (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 27 comments Please see this conversation - https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog...

The book cover images have been switched between the two editions, which I believe to have been the wrong thing to do. help?


message 11: by Z-squared (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments Sarah wrote: "Please see this conversation - https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog...

The book cover images have been switched between the two editions, which I believe to have been the wrong ..."


Yup, that was incorrect. *sigh* fixing it now


message 12: by Sarah Elizabeth (new)

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 27 comments Thank you!


message 13: by Gemma (new)

Gemma Farrow | 3 comments Hi, I need an ACE for my novelette Beneath the Willow.
It's been updated on Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Beneath-Willow-...

Thank you.


message 14: by Susie (new)

Susie (dragonsusie) | 2472 comments #13 added.

To set the default edition, follow the instructions here. :)


message 15: by Jocelyn (new)

Jocelyn Cole (jocelyncole) | 3 comments Can I get an alternate cover added to a listing?

This is the record: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

The image can be found on http://hammer-birch.com (The Way Through the Woods jpg)


message 16: by Susie (new)

Susie (dragonsusie) | 2472 comments #15 done!

Please view here for the instructions on setting the default edition.


message 17: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Cole | 29 comments Hello,

One of my books needs an ACE. The book is Love on the Run (GR https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...).
New cover on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Run-Elizab...

Thanks!


message 18: by Z-squared (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments Re 17, the only version with a new cover I could see was the kindle edition, which did not need an ACE because no entry for it existed on Goodreads before. I added it as a regular edition:

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

I didn't see that cover available in paperback, but if you are reissuing the paperback with that new cover and the same ISBN, let me know so I can make the ACE.


message 19: by Brie (new)

Brie McGill (briemcgill) | 10 comments Hello!

Can you please help me with creating an ACE for my book, Kain?

The book's Goodreads page is here:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

The new cover is this image, here (the link is odd because I use Wix for my website):
http://static.wixstatic.com/media/821...

Thank you very much for your help!


Nucking Futs the Fire Fairy Book-a-holic (firefairyholic) | 348 comments Hello! Is the ACE for your paperback or for an ebook? I checked the kindle version of the book and the cover is the same as the paperback.


message 21: by Brie (new)

Brie McGill (briemcgill) | 10 comments The new cover is for the Kindle ebook (new cover is still in the works for paperback, coming shortly). The changes for the ebook haven't gone live on Amazon yet, but they should appear in a few hours (they've already been approved, it moved out of review and into publishing).

I just received the new cover today.

Sorry for the confusion, and thanks again for your help.


message 22: by Callie (new)

Callie Hutton | 2 comments How do I get a librarian to do an ACE for my book? My publisher changed my cover. I put the new cover up when I added the print version, but the old cover is still there for the ebook


message 23: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Nov 19, 2013 06:12PM) (new)

rivka | 43517 comments Mod
Callie, it sounds like you may not need a new edition; you want to make the new edition primary. As the author, you have that ability. Here's how: http://www.goodreads.com/help/show/31...


message 24: by Nucking Futs the Fire Fairy (last edited Nov 19, 2013 06:47PM) (new)

Nucking Futs the Fire Fairy Book-a-holic (firefairyholic) | 348 comments @brie I already created a new entry for the ACE. The image is fine on the entry's page. But when you switch to a different edition a thumbnail image doesn't show. I'll check it again later. It might be a page problem.


message 25: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43517 comments Mod
Chelssie's~midnight~parade~of~a~hundred~demons wrote: "But when you switch to a different edition a thumbnail image doesn't show."

The page cache takes a couple days to catch up.


message 26: by Isabel (new)

Isabel Lucero | 2 comments Hi, I think I'm in the right place. Sorry if I'm not. I uploaded a photo for my book, which hasn't been released yet. However, it wasn't the official cover, just a filler until I got the cover. I was just trying to delete it because I'll have my cover soon, but they are saying I have to be a Goodreads librarian to do that. So if I get my cover and upload it here as just an alternate photo, can I somehow make it to where it will be the main photo? Or will I have to get someone to that for me?

Thanks!


message 27: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43517 comments Mod
You'll have to get a librarian to do that for you. And please don't add covers as additional images for a book. Covers are explicitly excluded from being added as additional images.


message 28: by Isabel (new)

Isabel Lucero | 2 comments Okay, thanks for the response! Once I get the cover, I'll come back to recruit some help. Thank you.


message 29: by Brie (new)

Brie McGill (briemcgill) | 10 comments @Chelssie & Rivka

Thanks for your help! I set the new cover to the primary edition, and the correct thumbnail is displaying on my dashboard. I appreciate your help!


message 30: by Amanda (new)

Amanda N Richardson (amandanrichardson) | 7 comments Can you please add it as a new edition to my book listing.
https://www.goodreads.com/photo/work/...
Thank you


message 31: by Z-squared (last edited Nov 20, 2013 01:45PM) (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments Re 30, here is your kindle ace:

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

To set the new cover as the default edition, follow these instructions:

1) Navigate to the book's page. Be sure you have selected the edition you wish to become the default (primary) edition.

2) Click "edit details" below the book's description.

3) On the right side of the page, click "Set this book as the primary edition for this work". It's about midway down the page.

Only Goodreads Authors can set the default edition at this time.

I was able to make kindle editions because I found it on Amazon and used their ASIN. If you have other ebook editions available, can you provide the ISBN? THen I can update those records accordingly and make an ACE version with the new cover for the ebook edition.

EDIT: I was able to find the ISBN for your new ebook edition. I added that to Goodreads as well:

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


message 32: by Amanda (new)

Amanda N Richardson (amandanrichardson) | 7 comments I have it on smashwords& BN as well. Here are the links to both of them.
BN Barnes: http://bit.ly/17lTXgc
Smashwords: Smashwords: http://bit.ly/18Nr4nY


message 33: by Amanda (new)

Amanda N Richardson (amandanrichardson) | 7 comments Oh and thanks for the instructions on how to change primary edition. It was quite helpful :)


message 34: by Z-squared (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments got em, thanks amanda


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