Give your book a cover


What are Pronouns requirements for a cover image?

  • Recommended size: 1600 by 2400 pixels. Minimum acceptable size: 1400 by 1400 pixels.
  • Front cover only. Do not include a spine or back cover.
  • Portrait oriented images.
  • Must include title and author name.
  • Must have one of the following file extensions: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .tif, .tiff, .pdf
  • Cannot be larger than 4 million pixels.
  • Cannot include placeholder content (e.g., “Final cover coming soon” text)

If your book has a 3D cover, you have the option to upload an alternate 2D cover for Apple (which doesn’t allow 3D images).

If a cover image doesn’t adhere to our recommended specs, we may convert it to meet retailer requirements.


What is Canva?

Canva is the best tool weve found for authors who want to design their own covers. Canvas Kindle Cover template allows you to create a professional-looking cover for free (or nearly free, at around $1), with no required downloads.

You can create your cover on Canva by signing up directly on You can also make a cover on Canva through Pronoun by clicking “Design a cover with Canva.”


Hiring a cover designer

Authors can work with any cover designer they like. You can visit Build Your Team to browse our list of recommended designers (as well as editors, copy editors, and book marketing specialists).


Compare your cover with top ranked books

While it might sound counterintuitive, its just as important for your cover to fit in as it is to stand out. If your cover catches a readers eye while reflecting the characteristics of the genre, your book is more likely to speak to readers.

Thats why we make it easy to compare your book’s cover to similar bestsellers. Select a category and click on the Traditionally Published and Independently Published links that appear to view your uploaded cover beside popular books in that genre.