Book Cover Design - Understanding Bitcoin

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $100
  • Entries Received: 20
  • Winner: artimpression

Contest Brief

Book cover for a Hard Copy (paperback) and Kindle eBook. Finished book will be approx 180 pages:

Specifics:
JPEG (JPEG / JPG)
TIFF (TIF / TIFF)

Dimensions
The ideal size of your eBook cover art is a height/width ratio of 1.6:1. This means that for every 1,000 pixels in width, the image should be 1,600 pixels in height. To ensure the best quality for your image, ideal dimensions for cover files are 2,560 x 1,600 pixels.

Note: The minimum image size allowed is 1,000 x 625 pixels. The maximum image size allowed is 10,000 x 10,000 pixels

The HARD COPY book will be 6x9 inches 23x15.24cm


Therefore, it follows that TWO covers of differing sizes will be required. One each for Hard Copy and eBook.

Size
Your cover image must be less than 50MB. Try to avoid compressing your files. This can affect the quality of your cover when displayed on reading devices. For the best results, images should have a minimum resolution of 300 PPI (pixels per inch).

Color
Product images display on the Amazon website using the RGB (red, green, blue) color mode or profile. RGB is the color mode native to the web and many color screen displays. Displayed at varying levels of intensity, these three colors create over 16 million colors. When saving and uploading your cover image file, save your file as RGB (not CMYK or sRGB) for the color profile. Look for this option in the File saving dialog of image editing programs like Photoshop.

Some programs may also refer to RGB color as "True Color." If in doubt, try opening a JPG inside Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Safari. If a JPG opens fine inside a web browser, it's probably okay to use as a cover image.

Make sure to save your image without color separation. This is usually a pre-press or color palette option. Use your image editing program or image analysis tool (some are available free online) to verify that your image file doesn't have color separation.

When uploading your final cover file to KDP, you will see an error occur if there is an issue with color mode or size.

Use color images whenever possible and relevant. In addition to the Kindle black and white E Ink reading devices, customers can read your books on full color Fire devices and free Kindle reading apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, PC or Mac.

I DO NOT want white cover!

Please see [login to view URL] and [login to view URL] for examples of the type of image I would like to see on the cover (of course you must have copyright to transfer to me!).

The Book Title is:
Understanding Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency
…The Beginners Guide to the Crypto Revolution

At bottom of front cover add:
Plus - Bonus Guide to the Top Five Cryptocurrencies!

Author: Martin May-Clingo

Of course there will be the spine and back cover included. Back cover text will be sent to Contest Winner. Contest Winner will almost certainly be required to amend his/her winning entry.
Contest Winner must have full copyright ownership which will be transferred to me.

This book is the first of 3 so will use Contest Winner for following two books.

Questions always welcome.

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