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message 1: by Susan (new)

Susan Hatler (susanhatler) | 48 comments How do I update the book cover for Love at First Date by Susan Hatler? Thank you.

message 2: by Z-squared (new)

Z-squared | 8580 comments We don't update book covers. Goodreads policy is to keep all published covers because users like to shelve the edition that matches the one they own. Instead, if a book is re-released with a new cover but an old ISBN/ASIN, we create what's called an alternate cover edition (ACE). Then you as the author have the ability to set the new cover as the default edition, which is the one that appears on your author profile and in search results by title.

I have created an ACE for the kindle edition of your book here:

To set it as the default edition, follow the instructions here:

Do you need assistance with creating ACEs for other formats as well? You have all the necessary editing permissions to do so, but I understand they're a pain to make. Just let me know.

message 3: by Susan (new)

Susan Hatler (susanhatler) | 48 comments Thanks so much, Z-squared. Yes, I would love instructions on how to create an ACE.

message 4: by Melaslithos (new)

Melaslithos | 1356 comments Here are the instructions for creating an ACE:

Hope it's clear enough for you, but if you still have some questions, do not hesitate to ask!

message 5: by Susan (new)

Susan Hatler (susanhatler) | 48 comments Hi Melaslithos,

I need to update the cover on my book, Truth or Date. So I created An ACE:

It wouldn't let me put the ASIN # in as it said that ASIN is already in use. So I left the ASIN off.

How do I combine the two editions so the correct (new) cover is showing?

Thank you,

message 6: by Utopian (new)

Utopian | 224 comments I've combined the editions for you. Follow the instructions to set your new cover as the default edition:

message 7: by Melaslithos (new)

Melaslithos | 1356 comments Hi Susan,

Indeed, you can't put the ASIN in the dedicated field. Instead, please add it in a librarian note and the description.

message 8: by Susan (new)

Susan Hatler (susanhatler) | 48 comments Hi Utopian,

I can only find one edition of Truth or Date now, and it's the one with the incorrect cover. Can you tell me how to find the Truth or Date option with the cover I added?

Also, when I choose the edition with the new cover as primary, will it still show the description (as it wasn't necessary for me to add it to the edition with the new cover)?

Also, I have a lot of covers to change. Do I always need someone to combine the editions for me?

Thank you.


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