[scribus] Cover Template for LS

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Mon Nov 28 21:49:43 UTC 2011

On Sun, 27 Nov 2011 19:19:45 -0000
"wena" <bywyd.newydd at talktalk.net> wrote:

>  John Culleton
> This is my first go.
> I have been toled that you have an artical on producing a cover from
> Scribu, I have both Scribus 1..4 and the 1,5. 
> B&W 5.83 x 8.27 in or 210 x 148 mm (A5) Perfect Bound on White
> w/Gloss Lam 128 pages.
> These are the dimantions from LS but I have asked theme what are the
> overol dimantions ro cover the spine and the bleade part. The will
> not tell me. a
> All the content are done but I cant get on with this cover. I have
> also others wating to be done I have bought Chang Chen's book but
> find that he is working in A4 size.
> I would be greatful for any help.
> Wena D. Parry
I don't have an article but I have published an e-book which costs
$5.95 (see below). I also have my own page dimensions calculator which
gives you the dimensions and guide locations of a perfect bound book.
All you need are the finished size, the page count, and the PPI (pages
per inch) for the particular paper stock. Please visit:
and fill out the blanks. 

For LSI the white paper stock is 534 PPI and the creme is 459 PPI.
The extra allowance for the thickness of the cover itself is .023 inch
(the e-book states .022 inch but I find .023 inch is a hair more

If you have further questions please ask me, either here on the list
or directly at my email address john at wexfordpress.com. 

Since you have both 1.4.0 and 1.5.0 I suggest you design the cover in
1.4.0 and then at the end load the sla file into 1.5.0 to save as pdf
X/1-a:2001 format. Or you can save as tiff from either version. 

I use a special ICC profile for printing with LSI. It is here:
John Culleton
Free list of books for self-publishers:

"Create Book Covers with Scribus"

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