Currently Being ModeratedMay 9, 2013 9:44 AM (in response to PigeonCove)
You have a damaged book or library. Try this: launch iPhoto with the Option key held down and create a new, test library. Import some photos, create a test book and see if the same problem persists. If it doesn't then yhour library is damaged so try the following:
1 - create a new book and see if you can change the cover and back photos. If you can then recreate the book from scratch. If you can't you'll need to continue with #2:
2 - apply the two fixes below in order as needed:
Launch iPhoto with the Command+Option keys held down and rebuild the library.
Since only one option can be run at a time start with Option #3, followed by #4 and then #1 as needed.
Using iPhoto Library Manager to Rebuild Your iPhoto Library
1 - download iPhoto Library Manager and launch.
2 - click on the Add Library button, navigate to your Home/Pictures folder and select your iPhoto Library folder.
3 - Now that the library is listed in the left hand pane of iPLM, click on your library and go to the File ➙ Rebuild Library menu option.
4 - In the next window name the new library and select the location you want it to be placed.
5 - Click on the Create button.
Note: This creates a new library based on the LIbraryData.xml file in the library and will recover Events, Albums, keywords, titles and comments. However, books, calendars, cards and slideshows will be lost. The original library will be left untouched for further attempts at fixing the problem or in case the rebuilt library is not satisfactory.