I was wondering how/where you manage to get ahold of the high quality book covers for your reviews and posts. I can only find smaller, poorer quality images of the covers – which is frustrating when I’m trying to create banners and blog tour images ect. Thanks!
Medium-sized book covers for reviews
When writing my reviews, I always use the book cover from Goodreads.com. They usually have book covers that are 315×475 pixels in dimension. Just search for the book you need, locate the image in the upper left, hover over it, click “Enlarge Cover”, then save the image to your desktop. Then you can upload this image to your blog to use in your review, blog tour, or discussion.
Finding larger-sized images
However, if you need an even larger copy of the book cover, there’s a way to find that too! …provided that it exists on the internet somewhere. Not all authors/publishers upload high quality versions of their covers. But if it does exist, here’s how you can find it:
Go to Google Images and search for the book cover you want. I usually search for Invalid book: 0 [author name]. So for this example, I’ll search for talon julie kagawa. Then click search.
Once the search is done, click on Search tools at the top. Then find the section for Size and select the size you want. I usually do Larger than… 800×600 (or sometimes the next size up).
Then the results will update. If you hover over an image, you can see exactly how large it is straight away. Using this method, I found the Talon book cover from MTV.com at 700×1012 pixels!