Uploading Cover Art

Created almost 3 years ago by J.C. Wesley with 20 comments
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14500641 10100497706195102 1864963888702911228 o J. S. Chlapowski · Author · edited 3 months ago
I’m having problems uploading my new cover, in that after it says it’s uploaded, a black cover is in its place.  Is this another bug, @Thaddeus Woodman?  The image is a jpg with the correct dimensions.  

Some birthday fun 239 John Pedersen · Reader · added over 2 years ago
Having difficulties figuring out how to "turn transparency off." Anyone have suggestions?
Mike hollywood med Mike Donald · Reader · added over 2 years ago
i set Word to A5, imported picture, typed below it set text to infront of picture, arranged typeon the picture, saved as PDF, imported into Gimp, saved as a jpeg and uploaded...and it worked. any prog that can convert a pdf to jpeg should be okay.
Picture Serdar Yegulalp · Author · edited almost 3 years ago · 1 like
Side note: If you upload as .PNG, remember to turn transparency OFF when you save the image. My covers were coming out looking like some mad die-cutter had gone to town on them because of this.
Img 0366 Thad Woodman · Inksharesian · edited over 2 years ago · 2 likes
Hi @Zack Jordan and everyone following along.  Zack was close: the cover dimensions we use is 2:3 so a cover that is 400 x 600px (or larger) will be ideal.  

I have added some helper text to the cover upload section that states these requirements.

@A.E. Berg: it’s best to upload a cover image that contains the title of the book (as opposed to a background with our default title overlaid).  MS Paint could work but there are some great online tools as well like Canva.com.

Does anyone have other cover design tools that they would recommend?
Img 20160901 182546692 Ghost · Author · edited almost 3 years ago · 1 like
I figured out how to change the photo for the thumbnail art, but the title gets cut off? Is there any way to change the font or size manually? Or is it just a matter of making my own .jpg in paint or something?
Picture Zack Jordan · Reader · added almost 3 years ago
@Mike Donald (and anyone else wondering): After some trial and error, I found that a 3:4 dimension ratio works pretty well. 450x600, for example.
Cs8f811h Richard Evans · Author · edited almost 3 years ago · 1 like
Not working for me either. It crashes after the upload is done.

Mike hollywood med Mike Donald · Reader · added almost 3 years ago
is there a specific size of cover art for uploadin cover art...everytime i upload a file it ends up with just a zoomed in section? Previously there was an issue with editing covers and backdrops as it would update randomly. Any thoughts on this? I use Jpegs. thank u in advance.
162980 10150347252315626 6077063 n Joseph Terzieva · Author · added almost 3 years ago
When you are editing your book’s page, it shows up on the top right under "settings." I can see this on iPad and desktop, but it appears that it is hidden on mobile.
Q  hqc3e Alister Kennedy · Author · added almost 3 years ago
Where is the option to upload cover art? Is it available via mobile / tablet or only for desktop? Cheers
553314 10204907235497229 7546892067097603950 n J.C. Wesley · Reader · edited almost 3 years ago · 1 like
@Thaddeus Woodman  no worries. It’s working again, thank you for responding to it so quickly, much appreciated! 
Img 0366 Thad Woodman · Inksharesian · added almost 3 years ago
Hi JC, Sorry about that! Looks like we had another bug, which we just patched. Can you try again? 
553314 10204907235497229 7546892067097603950 n J.C. Wesley · Reader · added almost 3 years ago
@Thaddeus Woodman it seems that the image of my cover is now blacked out :( 
Img 0366 Thad Woodman · Inksharesian · added almost 3 years ago
No problem! Thanks for the heads up!
553314 10204907235497229 7546892067097603950 n J.C. Wesley · Reader · edited almost 3 years ago · 1 like
@Thaddeus Woodman it's working. Thank you for clearing it up
Img 0366 Thad Woodman · Inksharesian · added almost 3 years ago
Hi JC, 

Sorry about that. Looks like we had a little bug.  Can you try now and let me know if it's working?
553314 10204907235497229 7546892067097603950 n J.C. Wesley · Reader · added almost 3 years ago
@Thaddeus Woodman are you also not able to upload your cover art?

162980 10150347252315626 6077063 n Joseph Terzieva · Author · added almost 3 years ago
@Thaddeus Woodman notice any issues with cover upload?
553314 10204907235497229 7546892067097603950 n J.C. Wesley · Reader · edited almost 3 years ago · 1 like
I've been trying to upload my cover art in the "Setting" tab and as I do it keeps saying that it has uploaded but keeps showing me the default image. 
Anyone having the same problem?