Recommended Book Cover Image Dimensions

by on ‎10-13-2010 12:01 - edited on ‎06-26-2014 02:15 by Community Moderator Community Moderator (47,063 Views)

 

Create cover images .25" (.68 cm) larger than the height and .125" (.36 cm) larger than the width of the chosen book size. For example, a 6" by 9" book will need an image 6.125" by 9.25." There is a .125" (.36cm) variation in the trimming and folding process. The cover does not use a bleed at the spine.

 

Covers for hardcover books are slightly larger than the interior pages. 0.75" of a casewrap hardcover cover image is folded around the cover. Do not include crop marks or registration marks.Improperly sized or applied bleeds will result in a white strip or important parts of the image or text cut off at the edge of the cover.

 

The following chart lists our book sizes accompanied by the appropriate size with bleed for the cover image file and a template to use while creating a cover image. Right-click or Control+click on the link and "Save as Target" or "Save Link as."

 

IMPORTANT: The 5.5 x 8.5" and 8.5 x 11" Publisher grade books will have bar codes. For more information go here.

 

Cover Dimensions (with Bleed) and Templates

 
Book Size Templates Image Size at 300ppi*
4.25 x 6.87"
10.79 x 17.46cm
Zip (348k) 4.375 x 7.125"
11.113 x 18.98cm
5.5 x 8.5"
13.97 x 21.59cm
Zip (364k) 5.625 x 8.75"
14.287 x 22.225cm
5.83 x 8.26"
14.81 x 20.99cm
Zip (368k) 5.955 x 8.515"
15.125 x 21.64cm
6 x 9"
15.24 x 22.86cm
Zip (360k) 6.125 x 9.25"
15.6 x 23.5cm
6 x 9" Dust Jacket
15.24 x 22.86cm
Zip (568k) 6.375 x 9.5"
16.192 x 24.13cm
6 x 9" Casewrap
15.24 x 22.86cm

Zip (388k)

6.875" x 10.75"
17.46 x 27.31cm
6.13 x 9.21"
15.59 x 23.38cm
Zip (368k) 6.265 x 9.459"
15.91 x 24.024cm
6.625 x 10.25"
16.82 x 26cm
Zip (372k) 6.75 x 10.5"
17.15 x 26.67cm
7.5 x 7.5"
19 x 19cm
Zip (360k) 7.625 x 7.75"
19.4 x 19.7cm
9 x 7"
22.86 x 17.78cm
Zip (360k) 9.125 x 7.25"
23.2 x 18.42cm
7.44 x 9.68"
18.90 x 24.58cm
Zip (384k) 7.565 x 9.925"
19.226 x 25.224cm
8.25 x 10.75" Casewrap
20.95 x 27.31cm

Zip (392k)

9.125 x 12.5"
23.18 x 31.75cm
8.26 x 11.69"
20.99 x 29.70cm
Zip (376k) 8.38 x 11.92"
21.3 x 30.3cm
8.5 x 8.5"
21.59 x 21.59cm
Zip (368k) 8.625 x 8.75"
21.908 x 22.225cm
8.50 x 11"
21.59 x 27.94cm
Zip (384k) 8.625 x 11.25"
21.907 x 28.57cm
12.75 x 10.75"
32.385 x 27.31cm
Zip (368k) 13.75 x 12.50" or
34.925 x 31.75cm
12 x 12"
30.48 x 30.48cm
Zip (384k) 13 x 13.75" or
33.02 x 34.925cm
*If you don't want to use one of the templates above, use these dimensions to make your cover images.

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