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How to capture book cover images from Amazon

Sometimes you need a book cover image for a blog post or some other reason. Here’s how you can get the image from Amazon without the Look Inside banner:

  1. On the Amazon book page, right-click the book cover image.
  2. Select “View image” from the pop-up menu.
  3. In the address bar (aka URL bar or location bar) of your browser, delete everything from the last period on the right to the second-to-last period on the right. There should be only one period left.
  4. Refresh the browser window to check the URL.
  5. Tada! Save the image or its URL.

An example

View image:,TopRight,12,-18_SH30_OU01_AA160_.jpg

Cover with Amazon flair

Cover with Amazon flair

Image URL:

Cover with Amazon flair removed

Cover with Amazon flair removed

About Sandra K. Williams

Sandra K. Williams loves books, both printed and digital. Since 1996 she has worked with authors and independent publishers, editing and designing books for print. Since 1999 she has built easy-to-use, accessible websites, and she uses her HTML and CSS skills to design reader-friendly e-books.

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