Print Covers

Covers for print are more complex than e-book covers

Perfect in Print: Crafting Flawless Print Book Covers

While eBook covers may seem straightforward – a neat 1600x2400 pixel .jpg or .png image – designing for print is an entirely different ball game. At Wooden Rocket, we understand the nuances and ensure that your book graces the shelves looking impeccable. Here's why designing for print requires extra care:

  1. Precision Templates: Every print-on-demand platform has its specific template. Whether you're working with Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) or IngramSpark, each demands exact measurements to ensure the printed product matches your vision.

  2. Size Matters: Before diving into design, you need to decide on your book's size. Is it a standard 6"x9" novel, or perhaps a square coffee table book? The size will guide the entire design process.

  3. Page Count is Crucial: Once you've chosen a size, your book's page count determines the width of the spine. A novel of 300 pages will have a vastly different spine width than one of 150 pages. We ensure your spine design is proportional and seamless.

  4. More Than Just the Front: A print book isn't just about the front cover. It includes the back cover, which provides space for your blurb, barcode, and perhaps some reviews or an author bio. And, of course, there's the spine, which needs to be clearly legible when your book is shelved.

  5. Bleeds & Margins: To ensure your cover wraps perfectly around your book with no accidental white spaces or cut-off images, we design with bleeds. This means the design extends slightly beyond the intended cut-off point, ensuring a flawless finish.

  6. Multiple Formats, Multiple Templates: If you're publishing in more than one format – say, both paperback and hardback – each requires a unique design. They're not just scaled versions of each other but need individualized attention to detail.

In essence, while the world of print might seem complicated, at Wooden Rocket, we've got you covered (pun intended!). With our expertise, you can rest assured that your book will look as professional on the shelf as it feels in the reader's hands. Trust us to navigate the complexities and deliver a cover that's truly 'Perfect in Print'.

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