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Book Cover Help > Most of my book covers are old ones

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message 1: by Kate (new)

Kate | 51 comments Hi
I can see more recent editions if I click on the book but I want the most recent covers to be the default ones. I have a lot of books and so it is time-consuming and confusing trying to get the right edition as default.
Thanks


message 2: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13747 comments See message 4 in the author FAQ: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Only the author can set the default.


message 3: by Kate (new)

Kate | 51 comments Thanks lethe. I thought I'd done that already but will have a look at the link you've given.


message 4: by Kate (new)

Kate | 51 comments lethe wrote: "See message 4 in the author FAQ: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Only the author can set the default."


Hi lethe
I did what was suggested in the link you showed but when I click on my books, all the old covers are still showing :(
I was told that it took about ten minutes for new covers to show but I changed them about three hours ago


message 5: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13747 comments Could you give me a link to an edition with a new cover?


message 6: by Kate (new)

Kate | 51 comments Well the strange thing is - when I do a search, the new main edition shows up but on my own page all the old covers are showing. I don't know if you can see this but this page (1 of 2) is showing mostly old covers except where those haven't changed:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 7: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13747 comments I tried a couple, but they both have the same cover for all editions. I would need one where you have just made the new cover the default.

But since you say they show up correctly in search, it must be a caching issue. It can take up to 48 hrs for the covers to show up correctly everywhere.

N.B. On your author dashboard the covers will not change, but only you can see your dashboard.


message 8: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43570 comments Mod
Kate wrote: "Well the strange thing is - when I do a search, the new main edition shows up but on my own page all the old covers are showing. I don't know if you can see this but this page (1 of 2) is showing m..."

That page is specifically editions you have shelved. Those won't change unless you change which edition of each you have shelved -- and that's deliberate. Users don't want to find that someone has gone and changed a book edition they have shelved.


message 9: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43570 comments Mod
The covers you have set as the default will show up on your author page (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show...), your list of published works (https://www.goodreads.com/author/list...), and in search results for searches by title or author.


message 10: by Kate (new)

Kate | 51 comments OK, thanks, lethe and rivka.
I see most of the new covers are showing when I click on the second link. I will wait to see if the others show up in the next day or two.


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