Originally Posted by LovesMacs
What I don't understand is how Penguin ebooks use the proper cover in the thumbnail, but use the generic penguin for the full-size cover image. If it were just a question of rights and royalties, wouldn't the publisher be obliged to use the plainer cover for the thumbnail as well?
I think I read somewhere that for thumbnails they have the right to use the image. Which is not unreasonable since that is like using it for promotion on web pages and so on. But the do not have the right to include the full image in ebooks.