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message 1: by Richard (new)

Richard | 9 comments this book needs a cover image 0681891580

image can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Book-H...

Thanks!


message 2: by jenjn79 (new)

jenjn79 | 565 comments Cover added!


message 3: by Dottie (new)

Dottie  (oxymoronid) | 15 comments This book 0027583600 has an incorrect cover image attached. I actually removed the image but it somehow came back and now there's no delete image option on the edit page of the book. There is no image of this hardcover edtion so far as I know on here -- nor for any of the others of this series edition. I have the physical book in my hands so know the info is correct otherwise though the info is also on a paperback edition of the book here on Goodreads -- I gave up untangling the two as I was afraid of making the tangle worse.

Thanks for the help.


message 4: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments Dottie, that means that the cover image is being picked up directly from Amazon now.

Is the cover image for the wrong book, or does it simply not match your edition? You might have an edition which had different cover art but the same ISBN; that happens occasionally.


message 5: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 36705 comments Mod
Actually, it happens quite a lot. Amazon most often has the most recent cover; older editions using the same ISBN can be entered manually (with no ISBN, but the ISBN mentioned in the description field).


message 6: by Dottie (new)

Dottie  (oxymoronid) | 15 comments Cait wrote: "Dottie, that means that the cover image is being picked up directly from Amazon now.

Is the cover image for the wrong book, or does it simply not match your edition? You might have an edition whi..."


The cover image attached to the book is for a Puffin Edition -- so that's wrong, right?

The cover art on my book is for one of two versions of the series published by MacMillan. This series shows only the 1950's original pub date and has plain cloth hardcovers in various colors, each with an ink drawing in a corner and has ink drawing illustrations within the books as well. The other version has hardcovers with images that match the images on the dust jackets and I am thinking that set came out later -- maybe in the 1970's. Neither set of cover images seems to be anywhere I've checked.

Is there a way to get that Puffin edition cover detached from the MacMillan book?




message 7: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 36705 comments Mod
Yes. Uploading a replacement image will do it.


message 8: by Dottie (new)

Dottie  (oxymoronid) | 15 comments But that's just where the trouble lies, there is no replacement image -- the replacement should be the little image which says there is no cover available.

My question is why couldn't the delete this image take effect rather than kicking over to the direct to Amazon link?


message 9: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 36705 comments Mod
Because for the vast majority of books, the Amazon image is the correct image. It's one of the ways GR saves on storage space, I believe.


message 10: by Dottie (new)

Dottie  (oxymoronid) | 15 comments So we just leave it with the wrong cover image? That doesn't seem right.


message 11: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments Dottie, can you scan your book, or find an image you know is correct that someone else has scanned and uploaded elsewhere? If you can't, you could just use a blank image as a placeholder and leave a librarian's note on the edition that the correct cover isn't available.


message 12: by Dottie (last edited Jan 18, 2009 10:26PM) (new)

Dottie  (oxymoronid) | 15 comments Cait wrote: "Dottie, can you scan your book, or find an image you know is correct that someone else has scanned and uploaded elsewhere? If you can't, you could just use a blank image as a placeholder and leave..."

That is what I want -- a blank image -- that was what I tried to do. But there is no way to delete this image on the books page. The edit page did have a button "Delete photo" under the cover image but now it's not there. When that button disappeared from the edit page for this book is when I came here because I thought some other librarian could figure this out and switch this edition to a blank cover image. Unfortunately, I don't have access to a scanner.sigh.


message 13: by Cait (new)

Cait (tigercait) | 5005 comments Dottie, what I mean is this: take whatever image software you have, make a completely blank image, and upload that as the cover image. (Or make an image that just has the book title, or something that's clearly a lack-of-cover placeholder; someone a while back had a nice set of them for cloth-bound hardcovers.)


message 14: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited Jan 18, 2009 11:09PM) (new)

rivka | 36705 comments Mod
Michael's Custom Cover program? I have that. Let me see what I can do.

Edit: How's that?


message 15: by Dottie (last edited Jan 19, 2009 11:09AM) (new)

Dottie  (oxymoronid) | 15 comments Certainly much better than having the Puffin edition cover stuck on the MacMillan edition book!

I still believe that when we delete the photo of a cover there should be options which come up so we can simply click on the bland but truthful 'no cover image is available' icon which is all around Goodreads and is what I was aiming to have happen. This also points up why I do very, very little in the way of libraian tasks though I have joined up. I try very hard not to make matters worse or tangle up already tangled info. I do polish up the very simple things I see -- like putting articles like of and the into titles when they've been left out -- which I did this morning. I know many of you work really hard around here -- and people like me who aren't as sure of their capabilities nor as aware of the remdeies available to us really appreciate your efforts.

I feel I've been rather whiny here -- but I think it is simply that I am disturbed by so many cover images not found and so much book info seems to be jumbled or incorrect that it makes me uncomfortable. I really believe getting the info correct is paramount and I'm wondering if we are missing sources for cover images which would be more reliable than Amazon.

Thank you everyone for all your help.


message 16: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 36705 comments Mod
90-95% of the cover images available on the 'net are either from Amazon or identical to what they have. Especially if we're talking about a book more than 10-15 years old. I have sometimes found better images and uploaded them instead of an Amazon image. And I do have access to a scanner, so that helps.

GR gets a lot of accurate information from Amazon's API. Imagine if each and every new book had to be entered manually! But with that accurate information comes all sorts of disinformation. And that's why there's us. :)


message 17: by Dottie (new)

Dottie  (oxymoronid) | 15 comments rivka wrote: GR gets a lot of accurate information from Amazon's API. Imagine if each and every new book had to be entered manually! But with that accurate information comes all sorts of disinformation. And that's why there's us. :)

Oh, I realize all of that, really, and I absolutely agree with your "That's why there's us." And I really have been extra cranky I think -- sorry.





message 18: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 36705 comments Mod
No worries. :)


message 19: by Jean (new)

Jean (thejeanbee) | 4 comments Hello, the following book needs a cover image "Color Forecasting: A Survey of International Color Marketing
by Harold Linton."

The cover image can be found here:
http://images.alibris.com/isbn/978047...

Thank you in advance!




message 20: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 36705 comments Mod
The edition that corresponds to that cover already has it.


message 21: by Jean (new)

Jean (thejeanbee) | 4 comments Ohh, I completely failed to see that edition. Thanks for the helpful link!


message 22: by A. (last edited May 14, 2009 08:46PM) (new)

A. (almas) | 16 comments I've added many books to my shelves that don't have any book cover images at Amazon; however, I've seen the book cover images at b&n.

Can I save the images from b&n to my computer, and then upload them here?




message 23: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (last edited May 14, 2009 09:09PM) (new)

rivka | 36705 comments Mod
Yes. Just make sure the ISBN matches.


message 24: by A. (new)

A. (almas) | 16 comments I will

thanks!


message 25: by Purr More (new)

Purr More (m222) | 41 comments Please add a cover image for Modern Magic by Anne Cordwainer, ISBN: 0615255639

Goodreads page:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60...


Amazon page with picture:
http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Magic-An...




message 26: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13236 comments got it


message 27: by Purr More (new)

Purr More (m222) | 41 comments Thank you! You guys are so fast! :)


message 28: by Dori (last edited Jun 04, 2009 11:35AM) (new)

Dori (adorible) | 198 comments Question: I have found a number of few audio CD's that either have no cover or the wrong cover (one is a book cover, not from cd's). I have the physical CD's that I can scan, but they have the library sticker on them as well. I can edit the images to blank that out I'm sure, but the images won't perfectly match--Is this an okay thing to do?


message 29: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 36705 comments Mod
These are audiobooks?

An imperfect cover is better than no cover. :)


message 30: by Dori (new)

Dori (adorible) | 198 comments Yes, sorry for the confusion, these are audiobooks. I'll try to get them scanned tonight.


message 31: by Purr More (new)

Purr More (m222) | 41 comments This book needs a cover image please:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26...

Here is the Amazon page for a pic:
http://www.amazon.com/Immortal-Protec...


message 32: by Liz (new)

Liz (lizgore) | 1 comments got it


message 33: by Leucrota Press (new)

Leucrota Press (LeucrotaPress) | 1 comments Book 9780982471319 Needs a cover image, can be found at http://www.leucrotapress.com/books. Also, there are two listings for 978-0-9800339-4-6 , one is under Demons of the Past: Book One.... the other Damewood: Demons of the Past. The former is correct and needs the cover updated. Can be found at http://www.amazon.com/Demons-Past-Eri...

Thanks


message 34: by Paula (last edited Jun 26, 2009 10:08AM) (new)

Paula (paulaan) | 7024 comments Erin D - Sorting it out now

Edit - All done


message 35: by Purr More (new)

Purr More (m222) | 41 comments Cover image needed please!

Beguiled by Maureen Child
GR Page: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60...
Amazon Page: http://www.amazon.com/Beguiled-Queen-...


Also, the book below shows as an ebook (with pages?) but this ISBN is the paperback version.

Dark Immortal by JK Coi
GR page: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/64...
Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Immortal-J...

Here is the ebook version from the publisher page:
http://www.lindenbayromance.com/produ...


JG (The Introverted Reader) | 463 comments Got it, Michelle. Thanks for helping us fix these!


message 37: by Karena (last edited Jun 27, 2009 09:05AM) (new)

Karena (tennis_diva) | 2 comments Hello! New Librarian here...

For Sacred Hunger 9780140119930 I have scanned my edition's cover which is different from the one on the site. I do not know how to add an alternate cover for an already-listed book.

I uploaded the cover to photobucket, see below:

[image error]


JG (The Introverted Reader) | 463 comments See if this looks correct. I used the edition info from the one with the same isbn.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/65...


JG (The Introverted Reader) | 463 comments To add an alternate cover, manually add the book leave the isbn fields empty. Add a librarian note and a note in the description saying that this is an alternate cover.


message 40: by Karena (new)

Karena (tennis_diva) | 2 comments JG wrote: "To add an alternate cover, manually add the book leave the isbn fields empty. Add a librarian note and a note in the description saying that this is an alternate cover. "

Thank you! Good to know for the future. :)




message 41: by Purr More (new)

Purr More (m222) | 41 comments Please add a cover to this page:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/65...

Here is the Amazon page for an image:
http://www.amazon.ca/I-Lucifer-Finall...
(found it on the Canada site...US site didn't have a pic)

Thanks guys!


message 42: by Purr More (new)

Purr More (m222) | 41 comments Wait, I think that is the kindle edition...never mind. I finally found it on GR!


message 43: by FicusFan (new)

FicusFan | 16 comments Hi all,

I just got Librarian Status and followed JG's instructions for adding an alternate cover. I read the Librarian's Manual but couldn't find it.


http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/65...

I had the Blue and Red cover on the GR book, and it wasn't the cover on mine. After I added it manually I also combined it with the other editions, which wasn't mentioned, but seemed proper. I needed to be able to switch editions.

I have a question about the page count. Do you put the total number of pages in the book in, or only the page count for the story ? This book has numbered pages after the story that are author questions and excerpts of 3 other books.

I also have a question about changing a picture on a book.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13...

There is no picture there, but no default book cover to show it is missing a cover. When I go into edit there is the link to delete photo, but no picture. Is there something there that only I am unable to see. I have a cover on my computer so I can add it, but will I be screwing up others if I delete it ? Doing an alternate cover for a book without one seems a bit much. I looked in the change log and the only thing done was changing the description to "First Edition".

Did someone update the book from Amazon and let it override what was there ? A quick glance shows no covers on Amazon.

So can someone please tell me how to proceed.

Thanks

FicusFan


message 44: by rivka, Librarian Moderator (new)

rivka | 36705 comments Mod
Welcome! :)

FicusFan wrote: "Do you put the total number of pages in the book in, or only the page count for the story ? This book has numbered pages after the story that are author questions and excerpts of 3 other books."

Author questions, author afterword, etc. all get counted. Excerpts from or ads for other books should not be.

That other book had a photo that was of nothing. Why? Since there's nothing in the log, I'm guessing we can blame Amazon. Please do upload a cover image if you have one! (I deleted the blank one.)


message 45: by FicusFan (new)

FicusFan | 16 comments Thank you Rivka. I will upload the picture on the second book and adjust the page count on the first. I only put in the actual story page count.




message 46: by Purr More (new)

Purr More (m222) | 41 comments Please add an image for this one:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63...

Amazon page for pic:
http://www.amazon.com/Winter-Kiss-Dra...

Thanks!
Michelle


message 47: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13236 comments Got it Michelle.


message 48: by Purr More (new)

Purr More (m222) | 41 comments thanks melody!


message 49: by Purr More (last edited Jul 06, 2009 05:40PM) (new)

Purr More (m222) | 41 comments Could you please fix the image for this book:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47...
It comes up blank and I think it might be because the Amazon page for this book also has a blank image; though if you hover your mouse over the area where the picture should be (on Amazon) you get the "read inside" links.

A picture is available on the author website:
http://www.frostfiction.com/


message 50: by Melody (new)

Melody (runningtune) | 13236 comments someone's already fixed it.


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