This free book cover template includes a full front and back cover for a paperback or softcover, including an adjustable spine. Super simple to customize with your own sizing and design, this book cover template is the perfect canvas for creating your own print-ready layout.
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This flexible template takes out the technical trickery of creating your own cover design, with a spine that can be resized easily, easy-to-edit layers, and a simple yet stylish design. Already set up for full CMYK printing and including a bleed, you can focus your energies on simply creating a cool design for your cover.
Before you go to print: Remember to ask your printer in advance for an accurate spine width for your cover. This will depend both on the number of pages in your book and the paper stock you choose to print on.
Includes the 2 most common paperback cover sizes:
(Need a slightly different size? Learn how to resize this template )
Below you can preview the book cover template, download the InDesign file and find a bunch of helpful tips on how to edit your template in InDesign.
Download this Template
Download this paperback book cover template for free (your download will include an INDD file for InDesign CS6 and an IDML version for opening in InDesign CS5 or CC):
Instructions for Downloading the Image Files
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Help Working with InDesign Templates
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