#BookBloggerHop | Finding Book Images

The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.


Question:

Where do you get book images for your posts?

(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)


Answer:

It depends of how I came to have the book. Hi-res images are much preferred over low-res pictures because the sharpness of the details is better with a higher resolution image.

How I get hi-res photos:

  • Blog tours almost always provide a hi-res image.
  • If I own the book or the ARC comes with the cover included, I screen shot the cover because it is hi-res.
  • Sometimes the publishers’ PR department automatically sends them.
  • I have been known to email PR departments, if I have their contact info, and just ask. They always have it easily available.
  • I use the Amazon Kindle embedded block through WP because it is also a hi-res picture of the cover.

Low-res pictures that I use before I can get the hi-res version or because I don’t have a hi-res pic come from NetGalley, usually. I also get them from Amazon sometimes, especially when I show the different covers from different countries.

Where do you get your book images?

22 Replies to “#BookBloggerHop | Finding Book Images”

    1. It’s impossible to get cover photos from Goodreads on an iPad. Not sure why. If I’m working on my desktop, Goodreads is an option that I use from time to time.

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  1. Yep, I’ve used Amazon as well. Sometimes I’ve used Kindle as well. I have no idea why the Goodread’s images have to be such poor quality. They aren’t all like that; in fact, For the Wolf’s cover on GR is perfect. I wonder why some are so tiny on there, especially knowing that Amazon owns GR. 🤔 Great post, Tessa.

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    1. I would imagine it has something to do with loading speed and it could have to do with who is uploading it too. You would think there would be consistency guidelines though especially between jointly owned companies!

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      1. Exactly. I do remember when the images changed on GR because people were complaining about the image quality with how small the images were. Now I see it’s only certain books that have high quality images. Who knows. One thing I love about reading books for publishers is getting high quality images. It really does make a huge difference, IMO.

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    1. I checked out the resolution of the covers on Edelweiss- 😱 I never would have guessed they would be so good! Thanks for the pro tip, my friend ❤️

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  2. You’re speaking a different language to me with Amazon Kindle embedded block through WP. What is that? I usually just download the image from Goodreads or Amazon.

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    1. You can get to it only if you are using WP though an internet browser. It’s not an option on the app. It’s the box with the cover and the choices at the bottom for “Amazon – Share – Preview.” It’s a pretty handy dandy embed.

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    1. It’s very handy, isn’t it? I like that the amazon link is right there for people reading the post and the preview function for books already out is very cool and helpful!

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  3. I use the Amazon embed feature available in Gutenberg blocks. Before that, I would just grab the image from Amazon, but I really like the new embed feature with Gutenberg.

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