9 Easy Tips on Desgning a Print Cover with CreateSpace



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I feel that CreateSpace’s cover design tool is simple to use because if you decide to make any changes to the interior of the novel, then you won’t need to waste money on having another book cover designed since it will automatically resize the cover to fit your new trim size.

I only design custom print book covers to be used with this online print book cover creator.

Step 1: Log into your CreateSpace account, then go to "cover" and select "Build Your Cover Online"


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Step 2: "Launch Cover Creator" and then scroll though the templates until get to page 4 and click on "The Palm" design, and hit "OK"


The left-side navigation will guide writers through the list of tabs for designing a print cover. Simply follow the instructions on each tab, and click "next" when each task is completed. Click "Apply" to see the changes to your print cover, and then click "Next" to apply the changes, then move on to the next tab.


Step 3: On the "Theme" tab, pick your title and author name font style for the spine text (I wish there were more choices), then click "next." 

 
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Step 4: On the "Front Cover Image" tab, upload the front book cover jpg. Once the front print cover is uploaded (as shown below), then click "next."

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 Step 5: On the "Back Cover image" tab, upload the back jacket cover. Once the back print cover is uploaded (as shown below), then click "next."
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Step 6:  On this tab, "Title On The Spine," you can revise the title if needed and add any subtitle, then click "next."
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Step 7: On this tab "Author(s) On The Spine," you can make any changes to the author name, then click "next."
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Step 7: On this tab, "Spine Color," you can change the color to match the design. Click on the small color box to choose a color, then click on "apply," and then "next." (I used dark blue for this cover.)

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Step 8:  On this tab, "Font Color," you can change the color of the title and author(s) name on the spine. Again, click on the small color box to choose a color, then click on "next." (I selected white for this cover.)
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Step 9: Sometimes this online tool can be temperamental, so I advice going back through all the tabs and clicking "next" at least twice. Once your cover is done, click "Submit Cover" on the bottom right corner. When the new page appears, Click on "Complete Cover" to finish and save.
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Your finished design will look something like this...