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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 for a 3-piece book paperback or casebound cover.  $320 USD for a 5-piece dust jacket cover with flaps. We will always need to review your files before we can issue your quotation. We ask for 50% payment for our designers to start work and the balance once you are entirely happy. All credit and debit card payments are made by PayPal.

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Turnaround 3 business days

The time we need to complete your job will be stated in your quotation. Please allow yourself extra time to review your files and request changes. If you have a tight deadline please ask for our express service. Express jobs are subject to a 30%, 50% or 100% fee depending on the speed required as our staff will often need to work on them outside normal business hours.

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Assumes minimal Photoshop work

This service is for the layout of an existing cover design properly for print and adding typography. It does not include extensive Photoshop or creative design work. When providing imagery it is important to confirm you are licensed to use this for a book cover. The majority of covers include reworked stock imagery. Where images are sourced they are licensed for printing up to half a million times on the cover but the underlying source jpg image cannot be shared.

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You receive a print-ready PDF

When preparing your file for print we will set things like spreads, ink saturation, transparency flattening, font embedding, bleed and crop marks. We have years of experience producing book files for Createspace, Lightning Source and Ingram Spark. For all other printers please send us these specifications so we can prepare your file correctly. If you are using a third party printer we will always send files to you directly, we cannot send them to the printer on your behalf.

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Source files are available on request

You need only a final-form PDF for printing. If you also wish to receive InDesign source files we are happy to provide these. There is a $48 USD admin fee for preparing this package and it will not contain any fonts or stock images which are licensed only for the PDF. You will also need to have the right software to open your file and knowledge of how to use it. If you require just the text from your book for future editing or translation please ask us about creating an editable Word file.

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Clear changes policy

Up to one hour of changes included as standard. Edits are charged at a fixed £0.60 each if marked as pdf comments. Please see the following link for detail on how to add comments to your pdf. 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. In the event you need to cancel a job please see our terms for details.