If ECKO Publishing is not completing your cover design, we have provided a system to dynamically create cover templates for every size book we can print for you. Please use the form below to enter how many pages are in your book, what trim size your book will be and what type of printing process will be used. Do not use this system if you are not printing with ECKO Publishing since it is designed for our printing specifications in mind.
We supply two types of templates:
Cover Design With Markup - This template includes all cover dimensions clearly written as well as what each color guide is for.
Cover Design Without Markup - This template does not include any dimensions clearly written. This is for designers who will overlay this on top of their working file.
We suggest downloading both files since the first one gives clear instructions and dimensions while the second one gives an easy to use overlay template.
When designing your book cover, there are a few more specifications that you must take into effect.
There should be a safety area of 1/16 inch on the left and right spine.
The interior must contain a mininum of 80 pages to have text on the spine. If under 80 pages, you will still need to add space for a spine, however there can not be any text or any differences (color, logo, etc) on it.
The cover needs to be submitted in CMYK color scale.
The barcode should be 100% black (not rich black).
Covers must be 300dpi or 600dpi - 300dpi is suggested since there is no visible difference in quality once completed.
Completed covers submitted to us should not have any crop marks and template overlay.