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Old 05-02-2009, 11:02 PM   #1
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I just purchased Fight Club from Sony Connect. The book cover shown on the site if the red cover with the fist. When I open the first page on the reader, I find the most miserable cover I have ever seen.

How can I change the book cover?
And why is it NOT the same cover shown on the Sony Connect site?

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Old 05-03-2009, 02:03 AM   #2
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All of the ebook sites will usually show the retail cover of a book on the site. It makes it easier to recognize books when you're browsing. Most of the time you don't get the cover on the file though. Sometimes it makes the file much bigger than it needs to be, or it just doesn't look right greyscaled. To get the correct answer though, I'd suggest you contact the Sony store and ask them. Knowing some people care about that may convince them to put the covers back in.

As far as changing it goes, you can't. If it was a non-DRM file you could put it in Calibre and add whatever cover you'd like. Since it's from the Sony store though, it's DRM'd and as far as I know there's no way to change anything about it.
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:39 AM   #3
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All of the ebook sites will usually show the retail cover of a book on the site. It makes it easier to recognize books when you're browsing. Most of the time you don't get the cover on the file though. Sometimes it makes the file much bigger than it needs to be, or it just doesn't look right greyscaled. To get the correct answer though, I'd suggest you contact the Sony store and ask them. Knowing some people care about that may convince them to put the covers back in.

As far as changing it goes, you can't. If it was a non-DRM file you could put it in Calibre and add whatever cover you'd like. Since it's from the Sony store though, it's DRM'd and as far as I know there's no way to change anything about it.
Got it. I tried using Calibre and it didn't work. That explains why.

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Old 05-03-2009, 11:47 AM   #4
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And why is it NOT the same cover shown on the Sony Connect site?
Very often the reason it's not the same cover image shown on the website nor the same as the cover on the printed book is that the publisher didn't purchase the rights to the cover art/design for anything other than the printed versions. This also explains why a reprint edition may have a brand new cover.
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:42 PM   #5
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disappointing, isn't it? It's such a small thing, but it does make me sad to see a boring cover where a more exciting one used to be! I find that when I download library books (or from feedbooks) it replaces the cover with a boring white one. *sigh*
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:20 PM   #6
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Very often the reason it's not the same cover image shown on the website nor the same as the cover on the printed book is that the publisher didn't purchase the rights to the cover art/design for anything other than the printed versions. This also explains why a reprint edition may have a brand new cover.
That makes me wonder if it's legal (or at leas if it's ethical) to use the cover art they didn't pay for to sell an ebook that the artist won't be paid for.
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