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Book covers are unique designs with their own unique challenges. How do you calculate the correct thickness of the spine? What size should your book cover be for its genre? How do you set up an InDesign document to create a wrap-around cover layout that adapts to spine width changes? In this course, InDesign CC Designing a Book Cover and Spine, you’ll learn how to construct, design, and print a book cover and spine. First, you’ll learn the mechanics of setting up the InDesign document for maximum design flexibility and printing safety. Next, you’ll discover the secret but a simple formula for solving that most perplexing aspect of book design: how to calculate the correct width or thickness of the book’s spine. Finally, you’ll design the book cover, back cover, and spine, learning what elements must be on each, could be on each, and shouldn’t be on each. By the end of this course, you’ll have learned how to create a book and spine from start to finish in InDesign CC.


Author Pariah Burke
level Beginner
Duration 1h 15m
File size 268 MB


Pluralsight InDesign CC Designing a Book Cover and Spine