I already Have a Book Cover What is the ISBN Placement?



Book Artwork and ISBN Placement
How much space should I leave for my book cover’s ISBN barcode if CreateSpace is placing the ISBN for me?

The ISBN barcode will be in a white box 2″ wide and 1.2″ tall. The bottom of this ISBN barcode is located 1/4″ up from the bottom trim line of the cover, and the right side of the ISBN barcode is located 1/4″ to the left of the spine. Please ensure that you don’t have any important images or text in the ISBN barcode location. You can also refer to our Artwork Templates for the exact size and position of the ISBN barcode on your final cover.

I already have a fully formatted cover, which includes an ISBN barcode in a different location than specified by your template. Can I use this?

Generally speaking, you can use fully formatted covers with our system, though you need to make sure that the spine width of your current cover matches our spine width requirements and it is the correct trim size for your book. Our system cannot accept covers that already include an ISBN barcode.

Information taken from https://www.createspace.com/Help/Index.jsp?orgId=00D300000001Sh9