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Book cover template

from $240 USD

Often authors will come to us with an existing front book cover. We can take this and design the rest of the layout with a back and spine styled to perfectly complement the front. The book cover template is carefully constructed from all the measurements in your printer's guidelines and we always perform checks on colors, resolution and ink saturation to ensure everything looks great in print.

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Front Front: Send your front cover image in source format (Photoshop, InDesign) for best results. If this is not possible, send what you have (pdf, jpg) and our designers will determine how this might be best adapted for print.

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Printer Printer: Every printer has specific file requirements for their machines (crop marks, spreads). We need to know about these so we produce your files correctly.

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Trim size Trim size: The size of the paper pages in your book. Most book printers offer a range of standard trim sizes. Please provide your choice so we can layout your cover correctly.

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Binding Binding: The method of binding determines how your pages are held together. Tell us if you've chosen paperback or hardback, sewn or glued.

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Pages Pages: If we designed your book interior we will have this. If not, please provide it so your spine width can be calculated.

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Paper Paper: The thickness, color and coating of paper chosen for your interior pages will impact the spine width. Most printers offer white or crème in various weights.

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Back copy Back copy: Provide synopsis, author bio and testimonial — up to 300 words total. Send any author photo and publishing log at the highest possible quality.

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ISBN ISBN: Include this 13-digit number and we will use it to generate a barcode for your back cover.

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Instructions Instructions: Tell us anything else we need to know before we get started. For example maybe you want part of the front cover extended or a book price next to the barcode.

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Front Front: We place your book front cover image making adjustments for print as required.

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Back Back: Designed to complement your front cover and display synopsis and other details as clearly and attractively as possible.

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Spine Spine: Calculate exact spine width from the paper weight and page count. Spine text is added where width permits.

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Layout Layout: We generate the book cover template ready to place on your design. Measurements are all determined by the trim size, binding type, spine width and book printer.

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Color Color: Ensure design is produced to the correct color model and ink levels so it will print as well as possible without appearing dull or over-saturating the paper.

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Barcode Barcode: Generate barcode from 13-digit ISBN and place appropriately along with subject where required.

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PDF PDF: Generate a print-ready cover to all the requirements of your chosen printer to ensure pages print without issue (bleed, crop marks, font embedding, transparency flattening).

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Price from $240 USD

$240 USD applies for a 3-piece book paperback or casebound cover.  $320 USD minimum applies for a 5-piece dust jacket cover with flaps. We will always need to review your files before we can issue your quotation. Read more about RECEIVING YOUR QUOTATION. We ask for an initial 50% payment before our designers start work and only request the balance once you are entirely happy. Instant payments are paid via PayPal. Read more about MAKING PAYMENT.

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Turnaround 3 business days

The time we need to complete your job will be stated in your quotation. This does not include time you'll need to review files or request changes. For tight deadlines we provide an EXPRESS SERVICE subject to availability.

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Minimal Photoshop work

This service is for laying out an existing cover design properly for print and adding typography. It does not include extensive photoshop or design work. When providing imagery it is important to confirm you are licensed to use this for a book cover. For more on this topic see our article sourcing images for books.

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Receive print-ready PDF

We prepare your PDF to all the specifications of your printer. This includes things like spreads, ink saturation, transparency flattening, font embedding, bleed and crop marks. Each file is then checked against the latest verification standards and returned to you ready for upload.

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Clear changes policy

Up to half an hour of changes included as standard. Please note a cover layout is specific to your choice of printer, paper, binding or page count. If you later need to change your choices then the file will require amendment. Read more about reviewing your job and requesting changes.