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Nov 16, 2017 3:20 AM

Cover

Hi, I created my own cover for my first book in Adobe CS4 Illustrator. I would like to make sure the final version is in good quality for printing and for ebook too. First question: do you think it is ok I made the cover in Illustrator? How can I make sure the quality of the PDF version is good enough? I ask this as I did not see option for preview at Createspace after I upload my file. At the end of the day I would like to make sure that I upload quality and print ready version to Createspace. Is there any chance I could preview the book cover before printing?

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1. Nov 16, 2017 3:58 AM in response to: D.T.
Re: Cover

The online preview of your book, including the cover, will be available after the CS review process is complete.

Certainly take a look there, but ordering a physical proof is the best way to make sure the cover quality is acceptable.

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2. Nov 16, 2017 4:06 AM in response to: D.T.
Re: Cover

Just to verify, the cover you made for the print version is the back cover, spine, and front cover, in that order, from left to right? I ask because ebook covers are only a front cover, but a print-ready PDF cover must be the entire wraparound cover.

 

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