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solid colour line under title
Tips and Tricks

thanks, that what I did and dragged it into an image box, which allows for a fairly thick line about 1/4, since lines are a big part of book design, it would be great if blurb had a way to do this.

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Nov 29, 2010 10:22am PDT
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solid colour line under title
Tips and Tricks

I am trying to insert a solid orange line or bar under my title about 1/8 inch thick, does anyone know  how to do this?

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Nov 24, 2010 7:42pm PDT
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Background color for Cover
Book Design and Imaging

Can anyone help me.  I recently received my first book and cover background color was bright purple, not the indigo I choose on custom colors.  I downloaded the ICC color profile, but don’t know how to apply it to my existing book cover in booksmart, so I can see how my  book will look in print.  Any help would be appreciated.  

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Nov 22, 2010 4:08pm PDT
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More options for softcover cover weights
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Having expressed concerns about the options for soft cover, I must add that today I received a hardcover copy of my book and I am really pleased—it looks great and "bookstore" quality!

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Nov 19, 2010 4:07pm PDT
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PDF of Cover
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Thank you, this works, but it would be nice if blurb had an export feature for the cover only. 

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Nov 16, 2010 11:40am PDT
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PDF of Cover
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Thanks. I tried a print and copy of screen, but each time it gives me the whole screen and not just the cover.

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Nov 15, 2010 9:29am PDT
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PDF of Cover
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Even though you can make a pdf of the book, I am unable to make a pdf of the cover, which I need to put on my website.  Does anyone know how to do this.

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Nov 13, 2010 11:45pm PDT
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More options for softcover cover weights
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I ordered my first softcover and found the cover to be flimsy and not at all "bookstore" quality as advertised by blurb.  Since this is someone’s first impression, I strongly suggest blurb increase the weight of the cover stock.  I just ordered a Kodak book and the cover card stock was twice as heavy.  I realize that you can pay extra $4 for premium paper, but in my opinion all that’s needed is a premium cover and paying an extra $4 for cover and pages eats up all the profit on the book.  Nor, do I want all the other books…imagewrap , hardcoverer.. to be premium, just the softcover which appears cheap looking.  Would it be possible for blurb to either upgrade the softcover cover only and build it into their price to make a better impression (bookstore quality) and help us sell more books or offer premium on the softcover cover only (not all the pages) for a smaller cost to us.  I would appreciate hearing their thoughts, since I am targeting book sales in the 100’s, but reluctant to move forward based on this issue.

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Nov 13, 2010 10:28pm PDT
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