What dimensions should my one-piece (wraparound) cover have?
Dimensions for a one piece cover can be found in the cover step of the Publishing Wizard or in the boxes below. Insert the book's page count into this Spine width calculator to calculate the book's spine width. If the dimensions of the PDF uploaded to the One-Piece Cover Wizard are not correct, the PDF will not be accepted by the Cover Wizard.
Use Lulu's cover templates, located near the bottom of the Lulu.com > Publish > Books page, to ensure the formatting and layout of your one-piece cover are correct and will print correctly. Please take a moment to also review the ReadMe document included in each template's zip file for instructions on how to use the templates.
Please Note: The cover dimensions for hardcover books are slightly larger than the stated page dimensions. This is normal; the cover is slightly larger than the pages of the book.
This is the equation for determining the width of a one-piece cover for a paperback:
Bleed + back cover + spine + front cover + bleed
This is the equation for determining the width of a one-piece cover for a dust jacket hardcover: