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Cover Templates

Download the specific Cover Template needed, as seen below. Please refer to the "Spine Chart" at the top of this page to correctly design your book.

Cover templates are basically the same size as your book with .125 bleed on all trim sides for all binding styles except hardcovers which require, .5" bleed for cover wrap. InstantPublisher accepts all size of books if your book size is not listed below.  You will be responsible for sizing the cover properly. InstantPublisher does a quick size inspection of all covers submitted.

Spine sizes for custom book covers

*Note: to use these templates, please right click on the text links below and save ["save target as"] to your desktop (if you have Windows). If you have MAC, just click and the templates will be saved to your desktop. Then open the templates from your desktop.

4.25" x 7" Cover Template

4.25 by 7 custom book covers
Download Front Cover Photoshop Template (4.25" x 7")
Download Back Cover Photoshop Template (4.25" x 7")

Download Front & Back Cover InDesign Template (4.25" x 7")

 


5.5" x8.5" Cover Template

5.5 by 8.5 custom book covers
Download Front Cover Photoshop Template (5.5" x 8")
Download Back Cover Photoshop Template (5.5" x 8")
Download Front & Back Cover InDesign Template (5.5" x 8.5")


6" x 9" Cover Template

6 by 9 custom book covers
Download Front Cover Photoshop Template (6" x 9")
Download Back Cover Photoshop Template (6" x 9")
Download Front & Back Cover InDesign Template (6" x 9")


8.5" x 11" Cover Template

8.5 by 11 custom book covers
Download Front Cover Photoshop Template (8.5" x 11")
Download Back Cover Photoshop Template (8.5" x 11")
Download Front & Back Cover InDesign Template (8.5" x 11")


Case Bound Cover Layout Template

PDF FILES
Download 5.5" x 8.5" Case Bound Cover Layout PDFTemplate
Download 6" x 9" Case Bound Cover Layout PDF Template
Download 8" x 10" Case Bound Cover Layout PDF Template

PHOTOSHOP FILES
Download 5.5" x 8.5" Case Bound Cover Layout Photoshop Template
Download 6" x 9" Case Bound Cover Layout Photoshop Template
Download 8" x 10" Case Bound Cover Layout Photoshop Template

INDESIGN FILES
Download 5.5" x 8.5" Case Bound Cover Layout InDesign Template
Download 6" x 9" Case Bound Cover Layout InDesign Template

Download 8" x 10" Case Bound Cover Layout InDesign Template

More Sample Covers

Book covers for self-published authors sample
Book covers for self-published authors sample

*Please note the spine size for books with 1-40 pages. And it's not suggested to print on the spine for books with less than 60 pages.

Please provide all cover files as tiff, eps or pdf files in CMYK colors at 300 dpi. If you are trying to match colors please use the pantone uncoated numbers and submit those numbers with your order and take the proof option for color matching. Custom sizes and bleeds available.  You will be charged for the next size up on the pricing calculator and you will be responsible for layout of your special sizes.