Book Cover Size

Print Book Types Book Cover Sizes
Fiction 4.25" x 6.87", 5" x 8", 5.25" x 8", 5.5" x 8.5", 6" x 9"
Novella 5" x 8"
Children's 7.5" x 7.5", 7" x 10", 10" x 8"
Textbook 6" x 9", 7" x 10", 8.5" x 11"
Non-fiction 5.5" x 8.5", 6" x 9", 7" x 10"
Memoir 5.25" x 8", 5.5" x 8.5"
Photography Any size you choose
e-book Types Book Cover Sizes
General 1563 x 2500 pixels
Kindle 2,560 x 1,600 pixels
Wattpad 512 x 800 pixels
Different markets have different requirements for book covers. The chart above details standard book cover dimensional requirements for the most popular self-publishing book channels. E-books are popular and convenient for younger generations, which also means they have more choices. That means an online book cover design is much more important for niche writers to grab a browsing potential reader's attention. E-books for Kindle requires a JPG or TIFF file format with the optimal size being 2,560 x 1,600 pixels. The ideal ratio is 1.6:1. Something interesting, many people still prefer paper books because they grew up reading them and enjoy the familiarity. Find the right size to print your book, design an eye-catching cover, print it, send it to dealers, and start making a name for yourself!