6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 15, 2010 11:11 AM by forks

    Book Cover images for B&N eBooks?

      I have seen quite a few books for purchase from B&N that have no image for the cover of eBooks.  I was wondering if anyone knew why this is?  Also, if I purchase an eBook without the cover image and later you can purchase the book with one, will my eBook update?

       

      Here are some examples:

       

      Be Mine Tonight (Brotherhood of the Blood Series #1)  

       

      Lords of the Underworld Bundle  

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          My best guess would be that the publisher didn't/could not get the rights to publish the cover art in ebook form.

           

          OR

           

          They just didn't think to add it?

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            forks wrote:

            I have seen quite a few books for purchase from B&N that have no image for the cover of eBooks.  I was wondering if anyone knew why this is?


            I think it's just one of those formatting problems that B&N runs into occasionally. They're reformatting every ebook they receive (as I understand it), and doubtless they sometimes either miss creating a cover image for the ebook, or the cover and the ebook get separated. Hopefully they'll fix each problem as they become aware of it.

             

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              I have sort of a similar issue.  I have a B&N eBook "Frozen".  When I first downloaded it, it had a cover.  When I downloaded another eBook suddenly it "lost" it's cover for some reason.  It was replaced by a white cover with the word Frozen on it.  When I searched the eBooks on B&N now it shows a white cover with the word Frozen typed on the front too.  If I search the regular books on B&N it shows the actual cover.  Very strange.

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                  LarryOnLI

                   

                  General_Knowledge wrote:

                  I have sort of a similar issue.  I have a B&N eBook "Frozen".  When I first downloaded it, it had a cover.  When I downloaded another eBook suddenly it "lost" it's cover for some reason.  It was replaced by a white cover with the word Frozen on it.  When I searched the eBooks on B&N now it shows a white cover with the word Frozen typed on the front too.  If I search the regular books on B&N it shows the actual cover.  Very strange.

                   

                   

                  It sounds as things are working perfectly. You have the same cover that is displayed on the website.

                   

                  I wonder why B&N yanked the cover off, was it perhaps a bit "racy"? Although seeing some of the covers on romance novels I can't imagine what B&N would consider too racy.

                   

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                    General_Knowledge wrote:

                    I have sort of a similar issue.  I have a B&N eBook "Frozen".  When I first downloaded it, it had a cover.  When I downloaded another eBook suddenly it "lost" it's cover for some reason.  It was replaced by a white cover with the word Frozen on it.  When I searched the eBooks on B&N now it shows a white cover with the word Frozen typed on the front too.  If I search the regular books on B&N it shows the actual cover.  Very strange.

                     

                    Thank you for telling me this :smileyvery-happy:.   It sounds like if I did buy the current eBook from B&N with no image cover and eventually they added one, my eBook would update. I really do not want to purchase an eBook from B&N without a cover.  It kind of defeats the purpose of purchasing the eBook from them. 

                     

                    Has anyone else had this happen to them?