Cover image requirements


  • It should contain the author's name, the title and the subtitle if you have one. This is a requirement by the stores we cannot bypass.
  • Should be spelled correctly and match the information provided in the metadata and book.
  • Can’t promote websites that sell books.
  • The embedded cover image and the separately uploaded cover images should be the same.


  • Should be in a jpg or png format, RGB color mode.
  • Can’t be blurry, pixelated, mismatched, misaligned, rotated, incorrect, or have other similar quality issues.
  • Should include only the front cover and not the back cover.
  • Can’t contain materials that infringe the rights of others.
  • Should be in portrait form.
  • Should not be in 3D or boxset format.


  • Embedded cover: 1600×2400 pixels (recommended). The pixel limit is 4 million pixels.
  • Separately uploaded cover: Must be at least 800×1280 pixels, but 1600×2560 pixels is recommended.

How to create a book cover

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