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Old 08-07-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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Book cover pictures.

Hope I have the correct forum, apologies if I haven't.

Have downloaded a few epubs from Gutenberg and other free areas. Epub, because i have a Kobo Glo. I am using Calibre to upload the epub to my Kobo Glo. The epub has a book cover picture which shows up correctly. On next or third or fourth page on my Glo, depending how much text is there, another smaller book cover picture shows up. I have tried using Sigil to edit the epub file to get rid of this second smaller book cover. However, I am having problems achieving this. Sometimes it works, other times it doesn't. Other times editing I end up losing pages. How do I get rid of this smaller book cover picture without messing up the epub.?

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Old 08-07-2013, 04:29 PM   #2
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Hope I have the correct forum, apologies if I haven't.

Have downloaded a few epubs from Gutenberg and other free areas. Epub, because i have a Kobo Glo. I am using Calibre to upload the epub to my Kobo Glo. The epub has a book cover picture which shows up correctly. On next or third or fourth page on my Glo, depending how much text is there, another smaller book cover picture shows up. I have tried using Sigil to edit the epub file to get rid of this second smaller book cover. However, I am having problems achieving this. Sometimes it works, other times it doesn't. Other times editing I end up losing pages. How do I get rid of this smaller book cover picture without messing up the epub.?

Thanks in advance.
You want to remove the IMAGE (in the Images section) , usually not the page unless the file only contains the Image.
Once the image is gone, you will show a 'Broken Image'. Put the cursor just after it and Backspace (the cleaner way is to switch to CV after placing the cursor and remove the supporting Paragraph or div)
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:52 PM   #3
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Sorry to appear slow, but, what do you mean by "switch to CV" ?

I take it by "Broken Image" you mean the square icon with question mark in it?
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Could you just directly link to the Project Gutenberg book? Then other people can take a look directly at the problem EPUB itself.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:38 PM   #5
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Sorry to appear slow, but, what do you mean by "switch to CV" ?

I take it by "Broken Image" you mean the square icon with question mark in it?
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Ok thanks, got that. Will try editing epubs tomorrow.
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Thanks, got it all working.
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I belong to multiple book directories. So firstly is would say that book cover pictures is the one mode by which you know you can enhance the look of the book that you are writing, The reader first looks at the cover and if it lures the reader then nothing can stop him to buy that book.
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I belong to multiple book directories. So firstly is would say that book cover pictures is the one mode by which you know you can enhance the look of the book that you are writing, The reader first looks at the cover and if it lures the reader then nothing can stop him to buy that book.
Well, not to quibble, because I certainly agree that an excellent cover is an absolute must, but trust me: either a bad blurb, a stupid author profile, or the first 1300 words of any book can easily stop me from buying a book. I see many, many pitifully-written books that have the worst LITB (Look Inside the Book) up on Amazon, which have stopped me cold in my tracks, no matter how great the cover is.

I glance at the cover, to see if it has any professionalism or care; then I read the blurb. If the blurb sucks (nothing like self-hyping: "each story is lovingly crafted and you'll enjoy...;" that's an instant no-sale), I stop there. If the author bio is dreadful, I stop there. Then, and only then, do I invest the time to read the LITB/Free Sample. If the first 1300 words contain typographical errata, grammar errors, spelling errors, punctuation errors that are clearly the result of poor writing, rather than the occasional typo...no sale. I don't care if they spent a zillion bucks on the cover, if the rest is bad: no sale.

Just my $.02. As I said, yes, a great cover is crucial; but the content is still King.

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That really bugs me as well. Yes...my grammar sucks on occasion...but I am not a professional word-maker-person. You'd think that those who write for a living would take the time, and have the professional self-respect, to do it right.

Unfortunately, I have seen too many people in other threads right here on MR talk about how spelling/grammar/punctuation don't matter..."it's all about the story".

I think the spelling/grammar/punctuation is HOW the story is being told. If that is bad, I don't want to (can't) hear/read it...it distracts too much from my enjoyment.

Just imagine Charlie Brown's teacher reading the Lord of the Rings out loud....monotonous, dull, can't understand what is trying to be said...that would turn off even the most diehard "ringer".
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