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Problem with book cover during preview

I have recently uploaded book which i have prepared using Blurb’s Indesign template.

During preflight check, I am getting OK for everything. But when I click to preview my book, the book cover can not be shown, it shows question mark instead for front cover and back cover.

Would appreciate advice from blubarian whether i need to re-upload or something wrong with the file.

the book preview can be seen here http://www.blurb.com/books/757037

thanks.

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Posted by
6by6press
Jul 7, 2009 7:26am PDT
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6by6press
 

That’s a bug with the preview function, but it doesn’t affect the printed copy.

It’s unlikely uploading again will improve anything.

Blurb has been a little slow in getting it fixed as they didn’t want to admit at first they had a problem, but finally have.

Posted by
deanej
Jul 7, 2009 8:05am PDT
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deanej
 

thanks Deane, i have tried to uploading again and still getting same issue, the preview does not come out right.

I am wondering whether the choice of image-wrap cover is causing this.

Posted by
6by6press
Jul 7, 2009 8:46am PDT
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6by6press
 

as mentioned before, bug on preview function is apparently caused by Image Wrap cover option.

I have changed the cover option to Hardcover Dust Jacket, uploading it again and now the preview is seems OK. But still I don’t know how to fix the Image Wrap cover version.

preview of Dust Jacket option can be seen here http://www.blurb.com/books/757311

Posted by
6by6press
Jul 7, 2009 10:14am PDT
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6by6press
 

I have a soft cover and have the same problem. The official reply is that is a "bug", which they have had for a while. PDF to web is not rocket science; Blurb have decided to prioritize other things and this could be fixed if they chose to fix it, obviously.

Uploading again will mean a "new book" according to their rules. Perhaps this is another case of one getting what one pays for.

Posted by
forester
Jul 15, 2009 3:18am PDT
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forester
 

i have a book which i have previously published through booksmart (http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/322666) and have recently republished in a smaller format through the pdf beta trial (http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/725402) my problem is that as you can see the preview image on the newer version has a completely different colour cast than the previous one, and the book itself. both the interactive preview and the book itself are perfect but i think that this image – the main one that will grab peoples attention – looks really tacky. is there any way to change this? is this caused by the same bug as the OP’s problem?

Posted by
thesmu
Jul 15, 2009 7:38am PDT
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thesmu
 

I just uploaded (large format landscape with dust cover) and in the preview it looks like the cover is too small – it only comes up to the top of the book – the rest is white. Same on the inside covers and the back. I’m just going to order and see what comes as I wanted to enter the photo contest and I doubt this will be resolved by noon tomorrow!

Posted by
pwbuehler
Jul 15, 2009 9:37pm PDT
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pwbuehler
 

to fix my post above, the cover image only comes up to an inch from the top, the rest is white. Here’s the preview: http://www.blurb.com/books/770493

Posted by
pwbuehler
Jul 16, 2009 5:55am PDT
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