The cover is an essential part to any eBook. It will help get your book noticed, give it a visual identity, and boost sales. Doing it yourself risks making your book look unprofessional, and hurt your sales.
We always recommend you hire a professional designer, who will be able to capture the essence of your book.
If you are unsure where to find one, we have two options:
1) StreetLib Covers - personalized, one-to-one service with the world's best designers
2) StreetLib Market - our marketplace where you can find professional designers offering cover designs for your book.
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.
- 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).
- If you want to insert StreetLib's logo on the cover (optional), you can download it from this article and insert it with a simple picture editor (Gimp or equivalent). Watch our tutorial on how to do this.