eBook cover guidelines

If you already have your ebook cover, to ensure it is compatible and accepted by all stores, please follow the guidelines below:

  • The cover must contain the title and the author's name.
  • It must be provided within the ebook file that you upload, with a resolution of 600x800 pixels

Inner cover

The ebook file must contain, at the beginning, the inner cover as a JPG image, RGB mode and with a resolution of fewer than 4 Megapixels. A recommended resolution is 1200x1600 pixels, because it allows you to have a better performance on the latest generation readers (which have a better resolution than the first generation ones). This also applies to any other internal images.

PLEASE NOTE: if you create your eBook using StreetLib Write, you don't have to worry about the inside cover. Just upload the cover image in the space provided in the Book Card in StreetLib Write, in .jpg and with a size of 1875x2500 pixels. The inner cover will be automatically generated by StreetLib Write, based on the file uploaded by the author in the Book Card.

SL Write also offers a specific tool for ePub cover creation. Find out more details here.

  • In addition, you should upload an outer cover in a .jpg file with a resolution of 1875x2500 pixels. If you do not, the book might not be accepted by some stores, particularly Amazon and iBookstore.
  • It must not show any pornographic imagery.
  • It must represent only the "front cover" (in the case of the eBook there is no spine and back cover).

Outer cover

It is the cover that will appear on the page of the book in the online stores, it must be uploaded in the appropriate space located in the article card of Hub, in the Contents section. The external cover file must be in JPG format, RGB mode, in good resolution, and must measure approximately 1875x2500 pixels (to be sure that the ebook is not rejected by Amazon and Apple, who have their own guidelines in this regard).

  • The cover must not contain nude images (otherwise the book will be rejected by some international stores)
  • The cover must represent the "front cover" only, with no spine or back cover. It doesn't even have to be a 3d render of the book
  • The cover must not contain a price indication or references of the paper edition (for example: "Contains CD-ROM as a gift")
  • The cover must contain the title and author name that must match exactly what is indicated in the metadata (otherwise the ebook will be rejected by some stores)

Do you need a graphic designer to make the cover for you?

If you don't have a cover and you don't know who to turn to, you can request the creation of your cover from the StreetLib team. More details at this page.

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