Customizable Covers & Professional Interior.
Formatting is Included.
You have a number of cover options, depending upon your publishing package. All those choices are available by clicking on the images below.
Custom Cover Comparison
You can compare some custom covers with some included covers, side-by-side, so you make the right decision for your particular book.
Instructions for Custom Covers
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CUSTOM COVERS ($399.00)
INCLUDED COVERS (Free)
Instructions for Custom Covers
If you want an exclusive custom cover designed specifically for your book according to your specifications and/or using an image you own, this option is for you.
Providing concept sketches, images, or photographs to your Author Representative is helpful in creating a cover that matches what you envision.
If you wish to provide a photo or image for actual use on your cover, it must meet the following criteria:
- You must own the rights to publish it and be able to provide documentation if requested by your Author Representative. Outskirts Press takes copyright infringement very seriously and only accepts images or photographs that you own or have authorization to use.
- The image must be in high-resolution (300 dpi). Anything less results in a less than optimal image on your cover.
- The image you provide should be the appropriate size or ratio or shape for how you want it to appear on your cover.
Provide further details about the use of any images in your email.
If you do not have an image or photo, the best way to describe your cover is in the form of a very specific email sent to your Author Representative. Indicate color and/or font preference if you have strong feelings about that. Anything left out will be put into the capable hands of the graphic artist.
You will receive a concept draft for your review to make sure the cover is on the right track. Then, during the galley review stage, the final proof of your cover will be available for you to approve.
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