Publishing on Both Kindle and CreateSpace

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Hi,
I've got my first book written and edited and currently formatted for CreateSpace only (soon will do Kindle formatting).

The next step is the cover.

Through CreateSpace, I see that they have an easy online cover creator that has a template that I like. However, I'm wondering if I'll then be able to take that same cover and apply it to the Kindle version without paying the "Kindle conversion" charge. Obviously, I want them to have the same cover.

If it's possible, I'll just use their cover creator. But if not, I want to create it on my own.

Anyone have experience with this?

Love,
Shannon
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  • Profile picture of the author Terri LC
    Hi Shannon;

    It was a while back but I'm certain I created a cover image and was able to apply that to my ebook published for Kindle.

    I would suggest you walk through the process to confirm that..........perhaps someone else has more experience with this, but that was actually the reason I signed on to CS.

    Cheers!
    TLC
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  • Profile picture of the author oyruhere
    Hey genuine admiration for writing a book. Fair play!
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  • Profile picture of the author cage73
    I have done this in the past with several of my Kindle/Createspace published books. I'd create the cover in Createspace, save a copy of the preview image, cut & resize the cover. When I was ready to publish my book on Kindle I'd use that cover.
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  • Profile picture of the author PMinc
    Originally Posted by Shannon Tani View Post

    Hi,
    I've got my first book written and edited and currently formatted for CreateSpace only (soon will do Kindle formatting).

    The next step is the cover.

    Through CreateSpace, I see that they have an easy online cover creator that has a template that I like. However, I'm wondering if I'll then be able to take that same cover and apply it to the Kindle version without paying the "Kindle conversion" charge. Obviously, I want them to have the same cover.

    If it's possible, I'll just use their cover creator. But if not, I want to create it on my own.

    Anyone have experience with this?

    Love,
    Shannon
    Hi Shannon,

    I was never given any additional charges for the cover. In fact, the gent who converted my book to Kindle was able to use a JPG I had and it looked great.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shannon Tani
    Thanks for the advice! Looks like I might be able to get things up today!

    Love,
    Shannon
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    • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
      Your Kindle cover will look sharp since you need to use a high DPI for your CreateSpace paperback cover. Keep an eye on that to make sure it looks sharp. I've seen Kindle covers that are fuzzy and looked stretched out because they didn't use the correct resolution.

      But aside from that you're ready to rock and roll. Congrats!
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    Yup congrats on the book! The Kindle is only going to keep growing- especially with the Kindle Fire coming out
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