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Old 10-19-2010, 09:38 AM   #1
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book cover art sources

what do folks use when calibre's fetch cover fails to deliver. ?

( sometimes it cannot find cover art, even with a valid ISBN.)

Amazon have taken to putting "look inside" onto many of their cover images & I'd rather not be seeing that in the Calibre pictures, so that vetoes getting the missing images from Amazon.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:00 AM   #2
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what do folks use when calibre's fetch cover fails to deliver. ?
Google Images with author last name, partial title and sometimes adding the word "cover" to the search. I use various Greasemonkey relinker and autopager scripts for Google Images to get quick direct access to the images, not the thumbnails
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The Fantastic Fiction website is very good for covers (and synopsis) for novels. You can just drag-and-drop a cover from there.
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Old 10-19-2010, 11:38 AM   #4
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Barnes & Noble is pretty good, too.
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Old 11-02-2010, 12:16 PM   #5
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Scratch Barnes & Noble. They just "updated" their website and got rid of high quality cover images. Grr.
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Goodreads.com have covers for many separate editions of a book, not just the ones being sold on, say, Amazon. Some of the older covers are real pieces of art.
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