As the outside shell of your book, the cover overwhelmingly determines a potential reader’s first impression. Like it or not, people do judge books by their covers. Professional graphic designers possess the skills and experience to turn your vision into reality.
Items to consider for your book's cover:
- Synopsis on the back, ideally with positive marketing blurbs alongside it
- An author photo with accompanying bio
- Paperbacks list price should be displayed on the back cover
- Hardcovers display the list price on one of the inside flaps of the dust jacket
Cover files are to be submitted as a full spread—back cover, spine, and front cover, with bleed. IngramSpark provides a free cover template customized to your book’s particular size, specs and spine width, upon which you superimpose your cover spread before uploading. The Cover template generator is available on our website at RESOURCES>TOOLS and through your IngramSpark account under the HELP tab.