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Colin and Marga...

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Why no cover image on Amazon site?
Posted: Jan 2, 2018 3:05 AM
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In spite of numerous apparently successful attempts to upload a front cover image for my ebook, no image appears on the Amazon site. I get the message "No image available". What can I do about this?
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Re: Why no cover image on Amazon site?
Posted: Jan 2, 2018 3:18 AM   in response to: Colin and Marga... in response to: Colin and Marga...
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Did you also Publish the new version of your book (the one with a cover image included)?

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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John Koelliker

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Re: Why no cover image on Amazon site?
Posted: Jan 3, 2018 11:52 AM   in response to: Colin and Marga... in response to: Colin and Marga...
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I'm having the same issue with my ebook. I upload a cover successfully on KDP but once its approved Amazon says "No Cover Available". Let me know if you figure out a solution!
Notjohn

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Re: Why no cover image on Amazon site?
Posted: Jan 3, 2018 12:15 PM   in response to: John Koelliker in response to: John Koelliker
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Well, same question: did you also go on to Publish the book with the cover added to it?

It's not enough to upload a cover image. You must also publish the book. (And if there is no cover presently on the Amazon store, it will take a couple days for it to catch up.)

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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Donna St Felix

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Re: Why no cover image on Amazon site?
Posted: Jan 3, 2018 12:34 PM   in response to: Colin and Marga... in response to: Colin and Marga...
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Colin and Margaret Visser wrote:
In spite of numerous apparently successful attempts to upload a front cover image for my ebook, no image appears on the Amazon site. I get the message "No image available". What can I do about this?

Not long ago the cover had to be uploaded in JPEG/JPG separately from the manuscript in an area for the cover.
I've not published a new book lately but I assume that is still the same.
Patrick A. Smith

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Re: Why no cover image on Amazon site?
Posted: Jan 4, 2018 4:01 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
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Donna St Felix wrote:
Colin and Margaret Visser wrote:
In spite of numerous apparently successful attempts to upload a front cover image for my ebook, no image appears on the Amazon site. I get the message "No image available". What can I do about this?

Not long ago the cover had to be uploaded in JPEG/JPG separately from the manuscript in an area for the cover.
I've not published a new book lately but I assume that is still the same.


Why would anyone upload the cover in the document? There's always a separate place to upload the cover.
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