Answered By: The Library
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2023     Views: 23

A cover image is only applied automatically to webbooks and EPUB downloads in Western Open Books. Ebooks require a cover in the EBook itself. When Western Open Books exports your book, the cover is already included.

Please note that the cover image is not automatically added for PDF exports, as Western Open Books PDFs are designed for Print-On-Demand (POD). 

For Print-On-Demand (POD), you need to send your POD supplier two separate files: 

  1. The PDF file with the inside pages of Western Open Books.
  2. A separate PDF file of the cover. You can produce the cover on Western Open Books if you've upgraded to PDF+EBOOK Pro, but you can also source this elsewhere.

If you are distributing your PDF on its own, you need to add your cover to your PDF using other tools such as Preview (for Mac) and Adobe Acrobat. 

If you use the Western Open Books cover creator, you need to download the file from Western Open Books before uploading it to the bookstores. Otherwise, you will need to request this file from your designer. 

For further assistance, please submit your query through the Western Open Books form  or contact your School Librarian.