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Cover Design

Cover Design  |  Interior Layout Custom Interior Layout



in all PineValley Packages

not for purchase.

There are few things as crucial to the success of your book as its cover. It’s the first thing people see, so you want a cover that will inspire people to pick your book off the shelf.

All PineValley publishing packages include a professionally-designed cover.

Front Cover

The front cover of your book will include the book’s title, subtitle (if any), author name(s), and any additional marketing copy that may be appropriate, along with the graphics needed to create the cover artwork, including up to two top-quality photographic images.

If you already have an idea for how you want your cover to look, you may send us a sketch, graphics, or photographs to use either as a reference or for actual reproduction on your cover. Sample graphics and other illustrations that will only be used as ideas or guidelines for the design team can be submitted in any format.

If you want the cover or cover graphic you submit to us to be reproduced as the final or part of the final published cover, it must meet the following requirements:

  • TIFF (.tif), JPEG (.jpg), or PDF file format
  • CMYK color mode
  • 300-dpi resolution
  • Match the dimension of the final trim size, plus a 1/8" bleed on the top, right and bottom sides (i.e., a cover for a 6" x 9" book would need to be submitted at 6.125" x 9.25") – only if submitting an entire cover for reproduction.
  • Copyright permission from the creator of any artwork not created by you (illustration, photograph, drawing, painting, etc.) to reproduce his or her material.

Back Cover

You may choose up to four of the following items for inclusion on the back cover:

  1. Author bio (no more than 50 words)*
  2. Marketing copy (no more than 200 words)*
  3. One to four published reviews (no more than 50 words each, including the credit)
  4. A photo of the author. If submitted, it must meet the following requirements:
  • TIFF (.tif), JPEG (.jpg), or PDF (.pdf)  format
  • CMYK mode
  • 300-dpi resolution 600 x 600 pixels (if JPEG)
  • 2" x 2" printed size

The back cover will also include a PineValley assigned ISBN, barcode and price.

*required items