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Trouble with Cover Review

Posted by Blackburn2 Nov 30, 2017

I have a professional graphics designer (actually a team) who put together multiple covers for me over the years.  They know how to read and follow the submission guidelines.  Yes, they have all the current specifications.


They created a cover for me last year that was perfect, but when submitted to CreateSpace, it was rejected due to bleed.  They "fixed" it, resubmitted several times, and the end result was less than perfect.  By all rights, if they had left it alone and printed the original, there wouldn't have been any issues.


Now, for a new book, they've created a spectacular cover that wraps (as suggested) but it is still being rejected for similar reasons.  I'm at a loss, because the designers swear they've followed the guidelines to the letter, and from my perspective, cannot find a single thing wrong with it.


Where do I even go from here to figure this out?  I'm stuck between hard submission guidelines on one end and artists on the other, both of which I am paying (one way or another) to get this right, but I can't get them to agree.



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help me somebody

Posted by maxine12 Oct 12, 2017

ok i have created my cover front and back but the uploader says i can only upload one page so how do i put my back cover in, i don't want to use the cover creator because i have created the cover but it won't let me send it as a zip or a two page pdf can somebody help me

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The system won't check my pdf file for the cover when I change it to another pdf. What's wrong?

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Back Cover Photo

Posted by Florida_Newbie May 26, 2017

I have uploaded my book's interior PDF and have reviewed the result which looks fine. I am looking forward to see it in print.


I am using cover creator in the Hawthorne format and am generally satisfied with the end result but my submitted text has been forced to all caps which I don't like and would prefer normal sentence case.


Additionally, I would like to place a photo above the text but don't see a way to do it.


Can either of these be done within the constraints of the creator conventions?

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Font size

Posted by Betlou Mar 12, 2017

How do I reduce the font size on my back cover.  It's huge and looks silly.

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Cover Creator Startup

Posted by newby2017 Mar 8, 2017

I am just publishing book two in a series using createspace. The first book I just uploaded a front picture and left the spine and back blank. Don't like that.

For the second I used a template from createspace.

I need to redo the cover of book one but I want to keep the front the same.

I can't seem to launch cover creator from createspace.

Can anyone tell me how to open this program so I can edit the original cover?


Thank you

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front cover upload problem

Posted by Niki77 Jan 21, 2017


I'm having a problem with uploading my JPEG cover, is there anyone that has this same problem?

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My book is 135 pages and my designer is saying createspace will not let him put a spine in the design.


My last book was 125 pages and there were no issues? What should I do?

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Recently I attempted to meet the requirements for selling my book at Books-A-Million stores.  One requirement was listing the price on the back cover.  Since I used a CreateSpace template for creating the cover, there is no place to list the book price.  CreateSpace says you must create your own cover in order to list the price.  Is there any alternative for placing the price on the back cover such as in the book description?


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Can't get my colors right

Posted by Eystm Aug 29, 2016

We are having a very difficult time getting an element (a shield) on our book cover to come out blue after printing. It keeps coming out purple even though we specify blue via RGB and via CMYK.  On one of the previous proofs, it came out blue, but the last two submissions have turned out purple. Does anyone have any idea how we can resolve this?  Is it possible that Amazon's printing press is not tweaked properly?  Any advice appreciated.

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