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pre-made, available book covers, price includes text additions and typesetting.

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pre-made, available book covers, price includes text additions and typesetting.

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BOOK COVERS FOR PRINT & E-BOOK PUBLISHING, GRAPHIC ART HELP

This page specifically concerns graphic art for book covers heading for publication on paper and in e-book format. Also, see the book cover catalog for available, pre-made book covers.

book cover for J. L. Maxwell's Unlawful IntrusionIf you want me to recreate your artwork, bringing it up to a quality level that will print well, send me a sample of the art.

If you want original artwork and design, send me a description of what you are looking for and, if you can, something that shows the style of work you envision.

A word to the wise: Most publishers secure the artwork they want, done by an artist of their choice. Unless you are self-publishing, please check with your publisher before initiating contact with an artist on your own.

If you find out you should provide the artwork, you can use this form or this email address to send me your description and text for the front cover, back cover, or jacket, and I'll send you an estimate.

About Book Covers and Parts of a Book Cover or Book Jacket

First, if you are self-publishing, you'll have to determine the size of your book. Options are many. The two most recommended publishing services are Lightning Source and Create Space and both will provide you with choices of size:

After you determine your spine width, printers will usually generate a template for you and/or your artist based on word-count/page count or PPI (pages per inch). The number of pages will depend on your margins, your layout choices, the kind of paper you're using, the font-face selected, and the size of that font.

A sample paperback book cover template for a 6x9inch book might look like this: (Clicking the image will open a full scale 132kb .png in a new window)

book cover template for 6x9 Create Space book with cream pages.

How a cover will look after trimming.

book cover for To Inherit a Murderer, Book I, The Ward

 

Some Book Covers I've Created

GOR front book cover, print book cover for Gossamer Dream book cover for A Cat Sleeps Here book cover for Annabelle Shreve book cover for Princess Shame book cover for Skyrre book cover for Manning's Tame book cover for Entropy book cover for Secrets of the Cold War personal book cover

book cover for Ten Lessons in Taiiji Boxing and Taiji Push-hands, Vol. 2, print versionbook cover for Ten Lessons in Taiiji Boxing and Taiji Push-hands, Vol. 2, e-book version

 

 

 

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