How to Make a PDF Cover for Your CreateSpace Book

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When you’re ready to have your book printed with CreateSpace and you’re planning on tackling the cover on your own it can seem rather daunting. It certainly terrified me to begin with and I only very recently updated my covers from the originals I made using the CreateSpace online cover creator. There’s nothing wrong with using that though. It depends on you entirely. Today I’ll show you how to make a PDF cover using their online template. Once you’ve finished the interior of your book and have the final page count, go to the CreateSpace Template Generator and fill in all the required fields.

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Build Template

Click on Build Cover and it will download a zipped file containing two templates. One PDF and on PNG. Drag the PNG across to the folder that you’ve allocated for all the elements of your cover design.


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3 thoughts on “How to Make a PDF Cover for Your CreateSpace Book

    Susanne Leist said:
    December 11, 2015 at 1:36 am

    So beyond me.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 16, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      It’s not that hard. 🙂 If you ever feel like giving it a go and need a bit of help, just yell.

      Liked by 1 person

    Susanne Leist said:
    December 17, 2015 at 2:22 am

    Thanks. I’m at the stage where I just conquered the Widget.


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