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May 25, 2018 10:09 AM

CAN ANYONE HELP ME LOAD MY COVER?

Hello,  I've had many attempts to load a cover for my book, but the website won't take any of my attempts even though

I am pretty sure I am following the sizing directions according properly. I AM WILLING TO PAY for help. I can send a TIFF file to anyone

willing to try.  Please contact me! 

                               Glitch

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1. May 25, 2018 10:18 AM in response to: glitch
Re: CAN ANYONE HELP ME LOAD MY COVER?

Are you trying to upload a complete wraparound PDF (back cover, spine, front cover as one page)? Or are you trying to upload an image to the Cover Creator? What error message are you getting?

 

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2. May 25, 2018 10:34 AM in response to: glitch
Re: CAN ANYONE HELP ME LOAD MY COVER?

You might try another browser. I have five on this computer because the CS interactive features often fail in one browser but not another.  Which one?  What works for me might not work for you.

 

Given the spam here, come on over to  selfpublishingforum.  It's free.  Many of us who answer questions here are active there.

 

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5. May 26, 2018 9:31 PM in response to: glitch
Re: CAN ANYONE HELP ME LOAD MY COVER?

If your cover has live elements in the margin, CS will resize the cover and steal from the bleed -- thus the error message.

 

 

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8. Jun 1, 2018 5:18 PM in response to: glitch
Re: CAN ANYONE HELP ME LOAD MY COVER?

glitch wrote:


so you're saying I should shrink my live elements that are possibly too near an edge and resubmit?

 

It's possible that would fix the problem -- without seeing the cover art myself I can't be sure.

 

 

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9. Jun 1, 2018 5:18 PM in response to: glitch
Re: CAN ANYONE HELP ME LOAD MY COVER?

glitch wrote:

 

I have a front cover photo that is intentionally

going off into the bleed. Is that a problem, or not?

 

It's not a problem if it's done correctly and meets CS's guidelines.

 

 

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11. Jun 2, 2018 2:51 PM in response to: glitch
Re: CAN ANYONE HELP ME LOAD MY COVER?

Hi Diana,

 

Feel free to contact me via my website below and I'll take a look at your cover.

 

 

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