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Old 12-03-2012, 01:22 AM   #46
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My Dresden-files e-books all have the right covers.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:24 PM   #47
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Are you buying these directly from the publisher or from a retailer such as Barnes and Noble? All the penguin ebooks I bought from B&N have cover.
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:20 PM   #48
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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?

Penguin's not the only offender too.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:44 AM   #49
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Are you buying these directly from the publisher or from a retailer such as Barnes and Noble? All the penguin ebooks I bought from B&N have cover.
I've had the generic cover from both Amazon and Kobo.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:35 AM   #50
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I had a few Roald Dahl books like that. Really put me off buying more
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:44 AM   #51
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The one Penguin book I've purchased (pre-Agency, so it was a good price) has the same cover as the print edition. It uses that as the thumbnail. When you open the book, the title page is page 1.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:37 PM   #52
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Can someone with an original unmodified (other then just the DRM removed) ePub version of Cold Days please run it through ePubCheck and FlightCrew (standalone version, not the one built into Sigil) please check this and report back what errors have been found?
When I stripped the DRM off Cold Days it took out the little graphic at the top of each chapter, maybe that has something to do with the message that you're getting?
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:22 AM   #53
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Penguin audio WMAs from the library also have a generic cover. I unforgivable in a world full of screens! It's not 1992 any more.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:38 PM   #54
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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.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:40 PM   #55
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I believe that in some cases, the larger the size of the ebook in bytes, the more they get charged for distribution. A nice cover can eat up more bytes that all the text in the book combined. Thumbnails are small in size, so they wouldn't cost as much to include as the full size cover image. It seems to me that being cheap is what it's all about, when you don't even include a simple cover image of the book title and author's name on a plain background.
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