Your cover has to follow these characteristics:
- It has to be a high resolution image: at least 1850x2500 pixels in 300 dpi.
- Written text on the cover must be at least 1.5cm away from margins
- the file needs 5mm bleeds on all sides.
- If you send the full cover (not just the front), the back cover must have an empty space of at least 3,5 cm from the bottom for us to add the ISBN and price of the book.
Here is an example of a cover:
- Outside the dotted lines are the bleeds, these will be cut out when printed and binded. They are 5mm on each side.
- The red line (won't be printed) shows the 1.5cm margin on each side where no text is inserted so that it's not printed too close to borders or even cut.
- On the back cover the double arrow shows the 3.5cm space left empty for StreetLb to add the ISBN and price.
This cover has been made with Write. If needed, you can only enclose the Front cover and we'll take care of the spine and back covers. In this case, we'll put the Title and author's name on the spine, except if your book is less than a hundred pages which doesn't allow enough space to put text on the spine. On the back cover, we'll put your synopsis, biography and author picture (if you want).
IMPORTANT: These are not customizable designs, if you have specific needs for your spine and back cover, please create the design on your side and insert the full cover on your Print form.
To be sure to prepare it optimally, please write to [email protected] before validating your Print request, enclosing the PDF file of your book and we'll be able to tell you the exact size needed for your spine and the format of the open cover, which will allow you to build the correct complete cover.
You can alternatively use StreetLib Write which will automatically sort out these settings once you add the text, number of pages, book format needed etc.
In the Print settings, you'll be able to choose if you want your cover glossy or opaque:
Please note all the prints set with Print are paperback, not hardback.