Book Covers 101

When publishing a book you will need a print cover and an eBook cover. What is the difference you ask?

Depending on where you print and upload your books there may be specific specs for pixels, dpi, resolution, and size. Below are the general requirements for both covers.

eBook Covers Require:

  • JPEG file type
  • Formatted to R,G,B
  • The front cover only

Print Covers Require:

  • PDF file type
  • Formatted to C,Y,M,K
  • A full spread of front, back, and spine in one file based on formatted page countPrint CoverCover(2)
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