This free book cover template includes a full front and back cover for a paperback or softcover, including an adjustable spine. Super simple to customize with your own sizing and design, this book cover template is the perfect canvas for creating your own print-ready layout.

This flexible template takes out the technical trickery of creating your own cover design, with a spine that can be resized easily, easy-to-edit layers, and a simple yet stylish design. Already set up for full CMYK printing and including a bleed, you can focus your energies on simply creating a cool design for your cover.

Before you go to print: Remember to ask your printer in advance for an accurate spine width for your cover. This will depend both on the number of pages in your book and the paper stock you choose to print on.

Includes the 2 most common paperback cover sizes:

8″ x 5″
PAPERBACK

 

B-Format
PAPERBACK

 

(Need a slightly different size? Learn how to resize this template )

Below you can preview the book cover template, download the InDesign file and find a bunch of helpful tips on how to edit your template in InDesign.free book cover templates - InDesign paperback template

Screenshot of full book cover template for paperback. Front cover, adjustable spine and reverse.

Download this book cover template for free (your download will include an INDD file for InDesign CS6 and an IDML version for opening in InDesign CS4, CS5 or CC):

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(Want to design the inside pages too? Click here to download the interior template)

 


Images and Fonts


The images used in this template are for demonstration purposes and are not included in the download. Click the links below if you’d like to use the same images in your design.

Images:
Watercolor Feathers – Shutterstock 

Fonts:
Acre – Font Squirrel 


Help Working with InDesign Templates


We’ve put together a collection of helpful tips to make editing our InDesign Templates super easy. If you’re a newbie to Adobe InDesign it’s worth checking these out before starting work on your design.

How to Open an InDesign Template
How to Work With Layers in Your Template
How to Change the Colors
How to Add Your Own Text
How to Add Your Own Images
How to Resize Pages in InDesign
How to Export Your Document for Printing
How to Change the Fonts in a Document

Discover more advice for InDesign beginners on our Tutorials page. Or why not discover inspiration about typography, layout design and much more right here.