One-Piece (Wraparound) Cover Dimensions

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Dimensions for a one-piece cover can be found in the cover step of the Publishing Wizard or in the table below. The Lulu Book Builder also calculates spine widths when you select your book format and enter your book's page count.

 

IMPORTANT: If the dimensions for the PDF uploaded to the One-Piece Cover Wizard are not correct, the PDF will not be accepted by the Cover Wizard.

 

Download Lulu's cover templates from the Lulu Book Builder 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:

Bleed + Back Flap + Back Cover + Spine + Front Cover + Front Flap + Bleed (See a visual example)

 

This is the equation for determining the width of a one-piece cover for a casewrap hardcover:

Turn-in bleed + Back Cover + Spine + Front Cover + Turn-in Bleed (6" x 9" example) (8.25" x 10.75" example)

 

This is the equation for determining the width of a one-piece cover for a coil-bound project:

Bleed + Back cover + Front Cover + Bleed

Note: Coil-bound projects do not include a spine, therefore this area should not be included in the uploaded cover file.

 

One-Piece Cover Sizes are Displayed Below in Orange. Dimensions are for Perfect Bound book projects unless otherwise indicated.

 

4.25 x 6.87"
10.79 x 17.46 cm


8.75" + spine x 7.125"
22.22 cm + spine x 18.09 cm
  5.5 x 8.5"
13.96 x 21.59 cm


11.25" + spine x 8.75"
28.57 cm + spine x 22.22 cm
  5.83 x 8.26"
14.81 x 20.99 cm


11.90" + spine x 8.51"
30.26 cm + spine x 21.6 cm
 
6 x 9"
15.24 x 22.86 cm


12.25" + spine x 9.25"
31.10 cm + spine x 23.49 cm
  6 x 9" Dust Jacket
15.24 x 22.86 cm


19.25" + spine x 9.5"
48.88 cm + spine x 24.12 cm
  6 x 9" Casewrap
15.24 x 22.86 cm


13.75" + spine x 10.75"
34.91 cm + spine x 27.29 cm
 
6.13 x 9.21"
15.59 x 23.38 cm

12.51" + spine x 9.45"
31.81 cm + spine x 24.1cm
  6.625 x 10.25"
16.82 x 26 cm


13.50" + spine x 10.50"
34.28 cm + spine x 26.67 cm
  7.5 x 7.5"
19 x 19 cm


15.25" + spine x 7.75"
38.72 cm + spine x 19.68 cm
 
9 x 7"
22.86 x 17.78 cm


18.25" + spine x 7.25"
46.34 cm + spine x 18.41 cm
  7.44 x 9.68"
18.90 x 24.58 cm


15.12" + spine x 9.93"
38.44cm + spine x 25.3cm
  8.25 x 10.75" Casewrap
20.95 x 27.31 cm


18.25" + spine x 12.5"
46.34 cm + spine x 31.74 cm
 
8.26 x 11.69"
20.99 x 29.70 cm


16.76" + spine x 11.94"
42.60 cm + spine x 30.4 cm
  8.5 x 8.5"
21.59 x 21.59 cm


17.25" + spine x 8.75"
43.80 cm + spine x 22.22 cm
  8.50 x 11"
21.59 x 27.94 cm


17.25" + spine x 11.25"
43.80 cm + spine x 28.57 cm
 
12.75 x 10.75"
32.385 x 27.31 cm


27.5" + spine x 12.50" or
69.85 cm + spine x 31.75 cm
  12 x 12"
30.48 x 30.48cm


26" + spine x 13.75" or
66.04 cm + spine x 34.925 cm