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message 1: by Anne Marie (new)

Anne Marie | 6 comments How does one add a book cover image to an existing book that doesn't have one yet?


message 2: by Amara (new)

Amara Tanith (aftanith) Assuming you have an image ready to upload:

1) Click "edit details" on the specific edition's page.
2) Underneath where it says "Add a cover image for this book.", click "Choose", then find and select your image file.
3) Click upload photo, then you're done.


message 3: by Anne Marie (new)

Anne Marie | 6 comments Oh, thank you Amara! I was looking for something similar to when one first uploads a book (in the top right hand corner with the "browse" button) & couldn't find anything. I though the "edit details" was for editing my personal review of a book! I'll try that now=:)


message 4: by Amara (new)

Amara Tanith (aftanith) Glad to help! :)


message 5: by Anne Marie (new)

Anne Marie | 6 comments I've uploaded all my friend's missing cover images - thanks again=:)


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Amara wrote: "Assuming you have an image ready to upload:

1) Click "edit details" on the specific edition's page.
2) Underneath where it says "Add a cover image for this book.", click "Choose", then find and se..."


I do that and I all see is:

"Your permissions will only allow the editing of the metadata"

There is no "Add a cover image for this book."

So now what do I do?


message 7: by Elena (new)

Elena | 12 comments Only librarians can add cover images. You can ask a librarian to add the cover for you or apply to become a librarian yourself.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

Elena wrote: "Only librarians can add cover images. You can ask a librarian to add the cover for you or apply to become a librarian yourself."

Unless when adding a new book not already on Goodreads then anyone, not just librarians, can add a cover.

So anyone can add a book and all its data plus a cover but only librarians can add a cover to an existing book that lacks a cover. Does that make sense? No. I didn't think so either but that's the way it works.


message 9: by Vicky (new)

Vicky (librovert) | 2459 comments Only librarians can make changes to books already existing in the database, which includes adding or changing the cover art. This makes perfect sense because leaving these things open to all members would result in many changes that do not abide by the librarian manual.

I suspect it would be difficult to leave covers open to all users to add while still keeping the rest of the book locked down.


message 10: by [deleted user] (last edited Jun 19, 2012 05:50AM) (new)

Vicky wrote: "Only librarians can make changes to books already existing in the database, which includes adding or changing the cover art. This makes perfect sense because leaving these things open to all members would result in many changes that do not abide by the librarian manual."

Yes of course. What doesn't make sense is that any joker can join Goodreads and add new books to the database whether or not the data is accurate and whether or not the book actually exists and whether or not it is a duplication.


message 11: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43624 comments Mod
Actually, they need to have been a member for a minimum number of days, and must have a verified email address.

And we have several librarians who regularly check all newly-added books. So if a user is adding things that should not be added, they don't usually last long.


message 12: by [deleted user] (last edited Jun 19, 2012 08:26AM) (new)

Rivka wrote: Actually, they need to have been a member for a minimum number of days, and must have a verified email address.

Thank goodness for that~!

I do sometimes see separate listings generated by alternate spellings of author's names and different editions of the same book not being combined but it is minimal.

I'm pleasantly surprised that you are so well organized and on top of things. I don't know how you do it but I'm so pleased that you have this place so shipshape.

I greatly appreciate the hard work by some very talented people who have earned my utmost respect.

Thank you!


message 13: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43624 comments Mod
We largely depend on our wonderful army of volunteer librarians. :)

As well as on the non-librarians who post to this group letting us know of things needing to be fixed.


message 14: by K.J. (new)

K.J. Bell (authorkjbell) I have added my book and e-mailed about having a photo added without reply. How to I ask a librarian to do this?


message 15: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 24803 comments You post in this thread with the details of the book and where we can find the cover.

Please don't link to a bookseller site as we can't use them, but author website or publisher is fine ;)


message 16: by Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) (last edited Mar 13, 2013 07:23AM) (new)

Debbie's Spurts (D.A.) @kJ - or you can upload the photo to your own profile and let us know it's there (go to your profile and upper left under your profile phot there are more photo options) and we can use.


message 17: by Janet (new)

Janet | 242 comments Can someone please add a cover the The Ruins of Time by Ben Woolfenden ( http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44... ).

I've scanned it and added it to the photos in my profile as advised above. :)


message 18: by vicki_girl (new)

vicki_girl | 2765 comments Added to book. You may now delete the image from your photos (it won't affect the book).


message 19: by Janet (new)

Janet | 242 comments Lovely - thanks so much. :)


message 20: by Ryan (new)

Ryan T. | 2 comments Would someone mind adding a cover to Mooseclumps by Ryan T. Bliss? http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...

I've added the cover image to my profile. Thank you!


message 21: by lafon حمزة (new)

lafon حمزة نوفل (lafon) | 3557 comments 20 is complete.


message 22: by Ryan (new)

Ryan T. | 2 comments Thanks! I appreciate it.


message 23: by Pacyfa (new)

Pacyfa | 4 comments Could someone please add a cover to Avator by Pat Cadigan:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18...

The cover photo is here (I uploaded to my photos):

http://www.goodreads.com/photo/user/1...


message 24: by Frank (new)

Frank (frankss) | 47 comments #23 Done.


message 25: by Kay (new)

Kay Bratt | 15 comments Hi,

I'm author Kay Bratt and fairly new to GoodReads. I notice that two of my cover images are not showing next to the titles. I can't seem to find however, where to bring them in. It's for the books, "A Thread Unbroken" and "The Scavenger's Daughters".

Thank you for your assistance. --K

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...


message 26: by Emy (last edited Mar 22, 2013 07:07AM) (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5034 comments Working on A Thread Unbroken - getting covers and data from the publisher.

The Scavenger's Daughter:
Do you have a cover for this? We cannot source data from Amazon, so I can't get a cover for this one. Got the audio versions though.
Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...


message 27: by Kay (new)

Kay Bratt | 15 comments Emy,

I loaded it as a photo under my profile. Can you grab it there?


message 28: by Emy (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5034 comments Got it - loading now.


message 29: by Kay (new)

Kay Bratt | 15 comments Thank you!


message 30: by Steven (new)

Steven | 3 comments Hello, could someone please attach this image

http://i1355.photobucket.com/albums/q...

To this book

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16...

Thanks


message 31: by Emy (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5034 comments #30

Tried 4 times. Keeps showing rotated. Can someone else try? :)


message 32: by lafon حمزة (new)

lafon حمزة نوفل (lafon) | 3557 comments Emy wrote: "#30

Tried 4 times. Keeps showing rotated. Can someone else try? :)"


I got it to work. Had to edit the picture file first though. What a weird thing to happen. o.O


message 33: by Emy (new)

Emy (emypt) | 5034 comments lafon حمزة wrote: "Emy wrote: "#30

Tried 4 times. Keeps showing rotated. Can someone else try? :)"

I got it to work. Had to edit the picture file first though. What a weird thing to happen. o.O"


Boggled me too. I tried the editing but guess it didn't like Paint!


message 34: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jennbosworth) | 3 comments Can someone help me delete a cover image? I uploaded a temp cover, and now I have a new temp cover that I want to replace the first one with, but I'm unable to delete the first cover.


message 35: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43624 comments Mod
What book? Has it been published -- in any edition?


message 36: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jennbosworth) | 3 comments It's for THE KILLING JAR, to be released from FSG in 2014. The cover is a placeholder, but it's pretty and I'd like for people to have something to look at during the long wait. :)


message 37: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 43624 comments Mod
Removed, since it's pre-pub.


message 38: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (jennbosworth) | 3 comments Thanks. :)


message 39: by Catalina (last edited Mar 25, 2013 04:15PM) (new)

Catalina | 2065 comments Got them :)(#39-40)


message 40: by Dana (new)

Dana Newman (DanaNewman) | 4 comments Hello! The book Ein Engel im Mondlicht: Ein Wintermärchen by Angela von Gatterburg (ISBN: 3746628822) is missing a book cover! Could someone please add the photo below as the cover? Thank you!!
http://www.goodreads.com/photo/user/1...


message 41: by Sandra (new)

Sandra | 24803 comments Done Dana ;)


message 42: by Dana (new)

Dana Newman (DanaNewman) | 4 comments Thank you, Sandra!


message 43: by John Dispitto (new)

John Dispitto | 4 comments Dear

I would like to add a book cover to this book entitled
Incubo di Signora

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22...

When I click on edit details to add cover the page returned to me with this information:

Your permissions will only allow the editing of the metadata

Why for this book is no permitted to upload cover and other and for other is permitted to add cover?

Thank you very much for your support


message 44: by Catalina (new)

Catalina | 2065 comments Andrea wrote: "Dear I would like to add a book cover to this book entitled Incubo di Signora
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22...
When I click on edit details to add cover the page retu..."


You don't have the librarian status that's why you are not able to add the cover. Please provide a link with the cover and we'll do it. Also if you have the missing information(publisher, year, number of pages etc) please provide them


message 45: by Karen (new)

Karen (karen_books) | 1 comments Hi, I'd like to add this cover to the book I am currently reading "Stories From My Life" by James E. Faust.
http://www.goodreads.com/photo/user/2...

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18...


message 46: by Vicky (new)

Vicky (librovert) | 2459 comments Got 45


message 47: by Debbie (new)

Debbie | 2 comments Could someone add the image to the following book please?
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...

the Kindle version of the book on Amazon has artwork - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Findos-Mouset...

Thanks


message 48: by Paula (last edited Apr 16, 2013 01:58PM) (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7029 comments Debbie wrote:

the Kindle version of the book on Amazon has artwork - http://www.amazon.co...."


we cannot take covers from booksellers - is the cover the same as the other editions?

Edit: Found it on the author website


message 49: by Debbie (new)

Debbie | 2 comments Thank you. very speedy you were too!


message 50: by Jackie (new)

Jackie Smith (jackiewellssmith) | 6 comments Could someone please add a cover to "Spiritual Practices for Happiness" by Jackie Wells Smith? (my book, both ebook and print editions).

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17...

Artwork is here: http://www.wells-smith.com/images/cov...

It is 600x900 px at 72 dpi. Let me know if you need something different.

Thanks.

Jackie


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