12-01-2009 03:40 PM
12-01-2009 09:43 PM
06-01-2010 04:22 PM
If you purchase a publishing package from Lulu...I know that they handle problems with extra white space and formatting and they accept images for custom covers...But do they also allow you to upload an example book cover design for them to use when creating the cover. I have the idea...I just don't have the time or technical resources to create it myself.
01-22-2013 12:59 PM - edited 01-22-2013 01:21 PM
The cover dimensions given on this KB article appear to be completely different to those supplied at the One-piece Cover step of the design wizard.
There is also a lack of clarity around what bleed/gutter size needs to be added - here's what the wizard tells me:
How much bleed do I add? Trial and error?
(Edit: probably should have put this in Covers, this thread came top in search results so thought it was the right place - will cross-post).
01-22-2013 02:42 PM
Quite often the KB gets it not quite right.
But the dimensions given in the One-Piece are always exact.
Don't try and be too clever or look for more than there is.
Just design to exact dimensions. Forget bleed or anything else, it's all taken care.
The only caveat is not to place any text within 0.5" of a cover edge.
01-29-2013 02:34 AM
01-29-2013 02:50 AM
Yes, the green border is the potential trim area.
I understand your comment regarding most printers but you have to remember that Lulu is for nunkies who have no real experience of of real printing.
For those who do I always recommend knocking up test prints to see the actual results as doing so is cheap and quick.