A: Yes and no… You probably have a sensational idea for a cover. Knowledge of the specifications is required for a full-layout book cover for print (i.e. front, back and spine, barcode, margins, safety margins, bleed areas…). Different printing companies have different specs. The software used for cover design makes a difference in the professional quality. Some software is impossible to create very precise spacing, and measurements. There are software file types that printing companies simply won’t accept.
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Debbi, as we wrap up the final steps in the cover design and publishing of my book The Second Profile, I want to be sure and thank you again for your help along the way. Not only did you do a great job in the design of the dust cover for my book, but you also held my hand along the way as I went back and forth with the self publishing company on various edits and then the subsequent printing of the book. Thanks again !!~ Robert Buuck, Author, The Second Profile