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message 1: by Michael (new)

Michael Moreau (michaelmoreau) | 5 comments Hey there, I could have sworn there used to be a way to claim a book yourself without having to ask for help but it seems to have vanished so here I am. I write a lot of books, am I going to have to do this for each one?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

Thanks!


Yelania Nightwalker (eliivela) | 15 comments Michael wrote: "Hey there, I could have sworn there used to be a way to claim a book yourself without having to ask for help but it seems to have vanished so here I am. I write a lot of books, am I going to have t..."

Done.


message 3: by Michael (new)

Michael Moreau (michaelmoreau) | 5 comments thank you :)


message 4: by Michael (new)

Michael Moreau (michaelmoreau) | 5 comments ok, one more question. I seem to remember being able to add/edit the cover of my books. one of them is missing and another is wrong (older version), how do I do that? thanks!


Yelania Nightwalker (eliivela) | 15 comments Michael wrote: "ok, one more question. I seem to remember being able to add/edit the cover of my books. one of them is missing and another is wrong (older version), how do I do that? thanks!"

I think you need permission as a librarian to do so. Send me the links of books and covers and I do it for you.


Yelania Nightwalker (eliivela) | 15 comments Yelania Nightwalker wrote: "Michael wrote: "ok, one more question. I seem to remember being able to add/edit the cover of my books. one of them is missing and another is wrong (older version), how do I do that? thanks!"

I th..."


By Goodreads policies, we should keep the covers of the books even if they are old, because some readers will want to have them on their shelves.
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
We can only add new editions. However, as an author, you can decide which is as default.
https://www.goodreads.com/help/show/3...


message 7: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 41982 comments Mod
Authors can upload book covers for their own books if they have no cover image.


message 8: by Michael (new)

Michael Moreau (michaelmoreau) | 5 comments the original version of one of my book's cover image is not how I wanted it and was too dark, so I updated it. that's how it is in both print and ebook now.

the other book the cover image is just WAY too dark on this site for some reason.


message 9: by Michael (new)

Michael Moreau (michaelmoreau) | 5 comments see how light this one is versus the one on this site:

http://www.amazon.com/Case-Peculiar-R...


and this one just looked funky with the first cover so I revised it. very minor changes, lightened a little and meteors added to the sky:

http://www.amazon.com/Where-Stars-Roc...


Yelania Nightwalker (eliivela) | 15 comments Michael wrote: "see how light this one is versus the one on this site:

http://www.amazon.com/Case-Peculiar-R...
..."


I just upgraded the covers, I think now they look better, I took them directly from amazon links. Can you check it?


Yelania Nightwalker (eliivela) | 15 comments rivka wrote: "Authors can upload book covers for their own books if they have no cover image."

Thanks for telling me, I was not sure if they could do it because I see many authors asking for support, I thought they did not have that permission.


message 12: by lethe (new)

lethe | 13661 comments If there are changes to published covers, however small (the added meteors), an alternative cover edition needs to be added instead of replacing them.


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