• Book printing

    Create a book cover

    How to design a book cover in your browser
    • Upload an existing cover or design online
    • Choose images, text and colours for your cover
    • Or simply use the first/last pages of your document

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How to create a book cover

If you’re ordering a hardback or paperback book from Doxdirect, you can create a book cover online or choose from a number of other options that will give your book a professional looking, bookshop quality finish.

Option 1: Blank covers (no design)

For a simple yet elegant finish, choose blank covers during the order process to have your book printed with clear white covers front and back.

Option 2: Use the first and last pages of your document as the front and back cover

If you’d like page 1 of your document to be the front cover of your book, and the last page of your document to be the back cover, choose this option during the order process. The two pages will be removed from the inside of the book (i.e. Page 1 will be the cover and page 2 will be the first page inside the book).

Option 3: Create a book cover (front, back and spine)

You can create a book cover in your browser using our free online Cover Designer. This allows you to add:

  • Complete artwork for front and back covers (upload directly from your desktop or Dropbox)
  • Photographs to place on the covers wherever you like (upload from your desktop, Dropbox, Facebook, Flickr or Picasa)
  • Text in a range of fonts and sizes
  • Background colours and blocks of colour
  • The book’s title and author name on the spine

How to guide (download)

Please download our handy PDF that shows you how to create a book cover on Doxdirect step-by-step.

Cover Designer How To Guide

How to guide (videos)

Here are some how-to videos to guide you through the cover design process and show you how to create a book cover in your browser.

How to create a book cover

How to add an image

How to add text

How to add a background colour

How to undo a mistake

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