eBook Cover Size Specifications

Size Specifications for eBook Covers 

Here is an essential summary of ebook cover specifications for all major ebook publishing sites.

SO IS THERE A STANDARD SIZE THAT WORKS FOR ALL?  

Yes, please refer to my page with my cover size specifications that work – click here…

“What size should an ebook cover be?” is a question often asked by ebook authors new to ebook publishing as well as by experienced authors – since specifications change from time to time.  As an ebook cover designer, I attempt to stay updated on this matter.

Firstly, when we talk about ebook cover size, there isn’t just one attribute to consider, but three!

THREE ASPECTS TO THE SIZE SPECIFICATIONS OF AN EBOOK COVER:

There is the File size – how many megabytes big your ebook cover file is, e.g. 1.35 MB.  This can easily be seen if you hover over an image stored on your computer, or right-click and check “Properties.”  Under “General” you will see the size.

Then there are the Dimensions.  That is the physical height and width of the image. Right-click on a saved ebook cover image on your computer, go down to “Properties,” then select the“Details” tab at the top, and scroll down to find the Dimensions – height and width.

NOTE:  This image just illustrates HOW to find the size specifications for any picture on your computer.  It is NOT the size of an ebook cover.  For the correct size of an ebook cover please read till the end…

Dimensions can be measured in inches or millimetres, but it is more usual to be stated in pixels, e.g. 1200 x 2500 pixels.  This will not give you the RATIO directly, but you can use your math skills to calculate that.   The 1200 x 2500 image has a ratio of 1:2.08 (just divide 25 by 12!)

Thirdly, when considering the size of an ebook cover, there is the Resolution.  Once again right-click on a saved image, click on “Properties”; select the “Details” Tab and scroll down to Resolution.  This gives you the Pixels or Dots per inch.

EBOOK COVER SIZE SPECIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS BY eBOOK SITES:

Now this is the tricky part – different sites have different ebook cover size specifications for each of the above three aspects!  This can seem really confusing at first, especially since ebook cover requirements are sometimes not clearly stated by the sites themselves. Every so often authors only discover a cover did not work once they see it with a stretched-out or blurry  look on their Kindle!

Here is an essential summary of ebook cover specifications for all major ebook publishing sites.

 

SO IS THERE A STANDARD SIZE THAT WORKS FOR ALL?  

Yes, please refer to my page with my cover size specifications that work – click here…

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