I have sold over six hundred books on e bay without using a camera. I use a scanner, the result is the image is flat and easy to see. It does not suffer from flash, there is not a whited out area in the centre. I pull the image into photoimaging software so I can crop it and reduce the number of pixels so it will upload onto to e bay. Also when selling hardback I can combine jacket & inside pictures to make one. For Videos, DVD & Cassette I take out the printed insert lay it flat and scan it see examples. Also look for my sales under Ibanez60.