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Old 11-20-2009, 01:58 PM   #1
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Question Generic cover thumbnails

Hello all.

Since I usually carry less than 20 eBooks on my PRS-700 I prefer to have it in thumbnail mode, so that I can *see* the book covers for easy selection.

Within the last couple of months, after transferring ebooks to my PRS-700, the correct book cover is displayed momentarily and rather small, then quickly disappears and is replaced by a generic thumbnail, one showing the publisher's trademark, which is barely distinguishable from any other cover.

I am currently reading a sci-fi series, and the publisher hasn't changed, it is still Ballantine. The covers, even though they show correctly in the eBook Library, are not properly displayed on the reader.

Is this because the publisher doesn't have the proper "rights" to copy the cover or what?

Has anyone else noticed this or has this always been the case and I've just noticed it now.

Thanks. Wetdogeared

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These are all ebooks bought from the eBook Store in lrx format

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Old 11-20-2009, 03:05 PM   #2
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The Ballantine ebooks I've bought from Fictionwise in Mobipocket format all had generic covers too. Luckily it's possible to replace them with a proper cover in Mobipocket.

When Sony switch over to ePub, you should be able to do the same.

As for why Ballantine (& other publishers) haven't done proper covers, I don't know - I would guess it's failure to secure the rights rather than anything else.

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Hello all.

Since I usually carry less than 20 eBooks on my PRS-700 I prefer to have it in thumbnail mode, so that I can *see* the book covers for easy selection.

Within the last couple of months, after transferring ebooks to my PRS-700, the correct book cover is displayed momentarily and rather small, then quickly disappears and is replaced by a generic thumbnail, one showing the publisher's trademark, which is barely distinguishable from any other cover.

I am currently reading a sci-fi series, and the publisher hasn't changed, it is still Ballantine. The covers, even though they show correctly in the eBook Library, are not properly displayed on the reader.

Is this because the publisher doesn't have the proper "rights" to copy the cover or what?

Has anyone else noticed this or has this always been the case and I've just noticed it now.

Thanks. Wetdogeared

*edit*

These are all ebooks bought from the eBook Store in lrx format
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The Ballantine ebooks I've bought from Fictionwise in Mobipocket format all had generic covers too. Luckily it's possible to replace them with a proper cover in Mobipocket.

When Sony switch over to ePub, you should be able to do the same.

As for why Ballantine (& other publishers) haven't done proper covers, I don't know - I would guess it's failure to secure the rights rather than anything else.
Thanks, I can deal with it after they go ePub.

The cover is in the file somewhere though, because it is briefly displayed.
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