Welcome to the Historical Fiction Online forums: a friendly place to discuss, review and discover historical fiction.
If this is your first visit, please be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above.
You will have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.
To start viewing posts, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Covers! commentary and samples

For discussions of historical fiction. Threads that do not relate to historical fiction should be started in the Chat forum or elsewhere on the forum, depending on the topic.
User avatar
Mythica
Bibliophile
Preferred HF: European and American (mostly pre-20th century)
Location: Colorado
Contact:

Re: Covers! commentary and samples

Postby Mythica » Wed November 28th, 2018, 4:27 am

Margaret wrote:I like the cover of Barbara Kingsolver's latest novel, Unsheltered. It's elegant and appropriate to the historical material - a period drawing of a carnivorous plant.

Can anyone help me figure out how to include an image in a post? I see where the "image" icon is, but don't know how to grab the image to put inside it.


Just copy and paste the image URL. If it's from Amazon, you should be able to right click the image and depending on the browser you're using, select the equivalent of "copy image address" then paste it into the img tags here, or "open image in new tab" and then copy and paste the URL from the address bar.

User avatar
Margaret
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favorite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
Contact:

Re: Covers! commentary and samples

Postby Margaret » Thu November 29th, 2018, 4:22 am

Just copy and paste the image URL. If it's from Amazon, you should be able to right click the image and depending on the browser you're using, select the equivalent of "copy image address" then paste it into the img tags here, or "open image in new tab" and then copy and paste the URL from the address bar.


Thank you for your help, Mythica! Alas, this is not working for me. This seems to be the best I can do:

Image

Aargh!
Browse over 5000 historical novel listings (probably well over 5000 by now, but I haven't re-counted lately) and over 700 reviews at www.HistoricalNovels.info

User avatar
Mythica
Bibliophile
Preferred HF: European and American (mostly pre-20th century)
Location: Colorado
Contact:

Re: Covers! commentary and samples

Postby Mythica » Thu November 29th, 2018, 4:24 pm

Margaret wrote:
Just copy and paste the image URL. If it's from Amazon, you should be able to right click the image and depending on the browser you're using, select the equivalent of "copy image address" then paste it into the img tags here, or "open image in new tab" and then copy and paste the URL from the address bar.


Thank you for your help, Mythica! Alas, this is not working for me. This seems to be the best I can do:

Image

Aargh!


That looks like it's a google redirect URL to Amazon. This looks like the book url you were going for: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075WQK8ZJ/re ... TF8&btkr=1

An image URL needs to end in something like .jpg, .gif, .png, etc. So the cover for that book would be found here: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com ... qxA9DL.jpg

Image

User avatar
Margaret
Bibliomaniac
Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favorite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
Contact:

Re: Covers! commentary and samples

Postby Margaret » Thu November 29th, 2018, 10:41 pm

Whew! Thank you, Mythica. Isn't it a beautiful cover?
Browse over 5000 historical novel listings (probably well over 5000 by now, but I haven't re-counted lately) and over 700 reviews at www.HistoricalNovels.info

User avatar
Mythica
Bibliophile
Preferred HF: European and American (mostly pre-20th century)
Location: Colorado
Contact:

Re: Covers! commentary and samples

Postby Mythica » Thu December 6th, 2018, 2:10 am

Margaret wrote:Whew! Thank you, Mythica. Isn't it a beautiful cover?


Yes, I just saw it at the book store too, coincidentally.


Return to “General Discussion”