I notice that pictures of bookplates are coming up on some books I journal. How do I get this on books I register? It's good advertising for some very nice bookplates.
As far as I can tell, this only happens for custom bookplates that are prenumbered - which makes sense, as without the prenums the site would have no way to know which design went with which book. I was a bit disappointed to find that non-custom bookplates (like the lovely "tending our garden" design) do NOT display this way, even if ordered with prenums, so it seems to be tied to the custom-bookplate process only.
Oh, and the custom bookplate designs have to be set as "public" by whoever created them; if this isn't done, the image may display on the registered books but it won't be a click-through-to-purchase link.
If you create your own bookplates, or buy custom-made plates created by other BCers, and have them prenumbered, then the images should show up on the books you register with them. Enjoy!
Here are some examples of books with the custom-bookplate display/purchase-links, for those who may not have noticed them before:
Zen Ghosts ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13448080/
) has my autumn-foliage image bookplate.
Island Winter ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/13448105/
) has my Isles of Shoals bookplate.
And Kaiju Rising ( http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/12915904/
) has bookczuk's pumpkin-patch image - very seasonal just now!