Customizing Covers

To change the front and back Cover Photo of your book, you'll need to bring up the Edit
Cover dialog. Just flip to your front or back cover. You can do so quickly by clicking on the double arrows in the page controls at the bottom of the screen. Then just click the "Edit Page" button (a pencil).

Once the Edit Page Dialog has appeared, you'll see a tabs for Picture, Text, and Style. You can select the photo you want to appear as the cover photo in the Picture tab. Simply highlighting the photo you wish to use will tell our software to use that photo. Hit save and you'll be on your way.


Most of the cover design can be done on the "Style" tab once you have selected your photo. Change the font, background, color, and size. The "checker-board" color is transparent by the way.

If you are not finding our cover options sufficient for adding text, you can use our photo editor further edit your photo.

Update: Books created after August 20, 2016 can take advantage of movable text and resizable photos on the cover pages. Simply drag the text to the position on the cover you like. Photos can be moved and resized as well. Make sure nothing critical is outside the crop margin (dotted red line).

Since our covers are printed full bleed, photos are scaled to take up the entire photo. If you have a landscape photo, the sides will be cut off. In that case, you may want to add a background color to create a border around the top and bottom or resize the photo so there is a border all the way around it. 

Select "Background Color" from the "styling for" drop-down menu, and use the color picker to select the color you want. Be sure to save your changes.

Bonus tip: Check out - How to resize your photos on a recipe page:

Bonus tip: Check out - How to create a custom bridal cover in minutes:

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    Helen Pratt

    I have a precious group photo that cut out important people on my initial printing. Now I am redoing the whole book. I have tried to re-size the whole photo to smaller per editing the cover but it simply won't save it in that size. Please help.

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    Kathy Loevner

    I’m looking for some other cover page and I don’t see other.

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    Hi Kathy & Helen! So sorry we didn't respond sooner. We had a slight glitch in our notifications system, but it's all fixed now! It sounds like we could better help you both through our support channel. Please email if you are still in need of assistance with those issues. Thank you!

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    I want to add a large selections of photos to the cover page and have only been able to save one photo to that page. Please help.

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    Hi Donna! Our covers can only support one photo at this time, but you can create a collage using Canva and upload it to your cover! :)

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    My ecookbook cover only shows as a thumbnail choice but when i pull up the cookbook the cover doesnt show, just starts at dedication page. Why? Its to cute not to include.

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    Hi Linda! Sorry for any confusion. The eCookbook file doesn't come with a download of the cover as well. You can see the front cover image in your account on the "eCookbooks" page where you register your code and download the PDF. In the app, a thumbnail image of the cover is shown on the cookbooks tab. I apologize for any inconvenience.

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    Deborah Jones

    After clicking on the "review cover proofs" there are 2 X's across both the front cover and back cover. What does this mean? Otherwise, I'm ready to order.

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    The pink and blue guides you're seeing on your cover proof are an overlay for the review process only and will not appear on your actual printed cookbook. The blue X marks the center of the front and back covers, it's meant to help you out if you are centering an image or text on the cover.

    The pink overlay shows the bleed/ cut margins so you can see what might be cut off in production. The dots on the back cover of the Soft Cover Wire-O show the holes where the spiral binding loops through the cover.

    I hope that makes sense! Let us know if you have any other questions, we'll be happy to assist.