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Subject: Book Cover Image
Date Posted: 8/19/2009 4:47 PM ET
Member Since: 4/6/2008
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On my bookshelf, it shows the bookcover of a book.  When I  view the Public Bookshelf, it is not showing the bookcover.  Why would it show on my bookshelf, but not on the public bookshelf?  How do I fix this?

Date Posted: 8/19/2009 5:01 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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There are 3 sizes of book cover images; it is likely that the image that exists is not large enough to be used any but the smallest size.  You can confirm this by clicking on "edit book data"  and looking at the images at the bottom of the record.

If you want to find and upload a larger image, details are available in this thread: http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=60867


Date Posted: 8/19/2009 5:02 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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When you submit an image, they make 3 different size images from that file, from small to large, and they are used in different places.

I fix that by submitting a large size image that I have scanned myself, or downloaded. (Downloading from a small amazon picture does not seem to be large enough to generate the largest size PBS image).

Date Posted: 8/19/2009 5:02 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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It probably means the the image submitted was not large enough.  You can scan in your book's cover yourself and upload it.

Date Posted: 8/20/2009 4:02 PM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2009
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You can also go to the authors website and copy the cover there.  That's what Ive always done. :)