I am using the Ingram Spark A5 book cover template in Gimp and made my manuscript in Word saving as Word and as PDF.
Issues 1) Cover
Some images I am inserting for the cover render lower quality than they are before I make them small enough to fit in the book cover. (I thought quality got worse when making an image bigger). When I upload the cover it is rejected due to low resolution, even though the images are good quality before I downsize them. The jpeg of the images is 300dpi but the PNG of that image (rendering low quality) doesn’t show the dpi. Another was 600dpi as the original jpeg (I don’t know what it is as a PNG).
The Ingram Spark template is 100dpi (at least when I view the dpi in Gimp). Ingram Sparks say the cover should be 300dpi, so I am wondering if Gimp downgraded 300dpi to 100dpi?
Issue 2) Manuscript
If I insert the book title as font using a downloaded font called Doma Aregato I worry that Doma Aregato will cause an error as the font it doesn’t show up when I check to see if it is embedded in the text file of the manuscript. If I insert it as an image the quality is too low.
I cannot check by uploading the second attempt as it says my ISBN has already been used. I cannot delete the first version to upload the second as it says it (the first) is waiting for validation.
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