Design Template or your own Cover?

Publishing with tredition means flexibility and creative freedom! Use one of our professionally developed cover templates and personalize it according to your own wishes. Alternatively, you can design your cover entirely on your own. Everything is possible! In our tutorial “Designing your book cover” we show you an example of how to use our cover designing tool.

Numerous Templates for your Book Cover

There are numerous cover templates in various book formats at your disposal. Each template suggests various designs that you can use to personalize your cover. For example, you can embed your own pictures or texts, deactivate certain elements and incorporate all colors and fonts. See below what your cover could look like:

Examples created with our Cover Templates

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Your individually designed Cover

You can also upload individually designed book covers. The exact dimensions will be displayed during the first step of publishing and you can download your barcode. For covers personally designed by you, the CMYK color mode (four color mode) should be applied. If you apply the RGB color mode (three color mode) for your images, photos or cover, they will be converted into CMYK for printing. This may lead to slight color shifting. All books are produced in digital print.

Dimensions of your Book Cover

The dimensions of your cover depend, among other things, on the book format, the number of pages, the paper type and the cover type, all of which determine the width of the spine.

The outer encircling margin of the cover is the “bleed”, the trimming edge. Should an image protrude into this area, this part will not appear in the printed book as the trimming edge – the name says it all – will be trimmed, i.e. cut off after binding. If you have images that are flush with the edge of the finished book, please make sure that these images are big enough to protrude into the trimming edge. This avoids so-called “flashes” (white spots) which may occur if the trimming edge is not accurately met.

The dimensions are specified in the first step of the publishing process (see image on the right)

Paperback (Example)

Cover dimensions paperback

Hardcover (Example)

Cover dimensions hardcover

Barcode

A barcode, containing the ISBN, is required on the back cover of printed books. The individual barcode for your book is available for download in the tab “Cover” of the publishing process and by clicking on the link below. Please reserve a space of 390 x 320 pixels / 1.3 inch x 1.0 inch for the barcode on the back cover of your book. The background of the barcode is white to enable trouble-free scanning by cash registers.