View Full Version : Getting cover art to show in iBooks


macdafydd
11-30-2010, 10:12 AM
I can create ePub format eBooks that validate correctly and look fine in iBooks and other readers. The problem is that I can't get the cover art to display: iBooks, for example, just displays a generic cover with title and author, even though I have a cover illustration that is referenced in the content.opf file.

What actions need to be taken in order that the cover is actually associated with the ePub?

pholy
11-30-2010, 11:31 AM
I'm not sure if you mean to have the cover show on the iPad Home display or when you open the book. However, I suggest you read through Liz Castro's blog (http://www.pigsgourdsandwikis.com/) and or her book (which she sells there). She has done a lot of work figuring out the quirks of iBooks (aka ipub format... it sure ain't epub).

macdafydd
11-30-2010, 03:37 PM
If the cover art would show on the bookshelf, I'd already be very happy.

Adjust
11-30-2010, 05:02 PM
Do you have a separate cover.xhtml file?

macdafydd
11-30-2010, 05:38 PM
Do you have a separate cover.xhtml file?

Oh, that's a new one to me. No, I'll have to see what the contents are supposed to be. Any pointers as to where I can find the info?

Okay! I found some useful instructions at http://forums.adobe.com/message/1232782 and have now got a beautiful cover on the iBooks bookshelf.

Thanks for the tip!

Adjust
11-30-2010, 06:57 PM
Thanks for the tip!

Happy to point the way where I can...Glad it's worked out for you