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Feb 17, 2018 7:09 AM

Full cover Jpeg

I had an illistrator design a book cover for me. The design is for the full book, front spine, and back. It is in one jpeg. Is there a way to load the single file to a book template?

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1. Feb 17, 2018 7:14 AM in response to: Multiples
Re: Full cover Jpeg

You'll need to convert that JPG to a PDF (or ask your designer to) and upload that.


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3. Feb 17, 2018 7:34 AM in response to: Multiples
Re: Full cover Jpeg

At least one of the Cover Creator templates accepts a wraparound cover design in an image format.


The specifications are a little different from the ones for a PDF cover, so if your illustrator designed the cover based on the PDF template you could run into some problems; on the other hand, if your illustrator used the PDF template, the cover should have been supplied to you as a PDF.

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4. Feb 17, 2018 7:48 AM in response to: Multiples
Re: Full cover Jpeg

You might want to glance through Make Your Own Cover, a free, 30-page PDF on how to create your own cover.  Obviously, you don't need to make your cover, but the last few steps show how to ready the file for upload. And the beginning shows how to use a cover template.


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5. Feb 17, 2018 11:10 AM in response to: Multiples
Re: Full cover Jpeg

The Cover Creator was mentioned, but I would advise you to steer clear of it and upload a PDF instead, as Sarah recommended.


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