Cover front pic: "specifically released for general promotional use"?
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It hasn't shown up yet, and I couldn't find it in Quarantine, so for the time being I'll assume that this is a bug. But it got me thinking: Aesthetic thoughts aside ("not a real author pic!"): This cover should fall under "specifically released for general promotional use" and be free to use like the other cover pics, even if I use it as an author photo --or not?
Based on the usage rules about being released for general public use, a book photo certainly falls into that category.
The bug issue is separate: It's showing up for me, unless it's something else I don't know about. Where aren't you seeing it?
It has been my understanding that an author's picture from the back of a jacket should not be used for a LT author image unless permission is received. As TimSpalding said in http://www.librarything.com/talktopic.php?topic=28655
"While most author photos are "publicity" photos, and, in theory, something they want out there, they aren't universally so. And some author photographers, like Marion Etlinger, sell books of their author photos. We've even received a few refusals."