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Offline Redgum

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How to get quality ad image on Bookbub
« on: September 15, 2020, 03:12:15 pm »
I'm trying to run an Bookbub Ad but I have run into a problem. They ask for an image size of 300 x 250 pixels, which is ridiculously tiny. All of my ad work is massively larger than this and reducing even a simple book cover for the ad destroy the quality completely. I can't create entirely new covers for an ad, so what is the solution? Am I missing something here? That's possible, I'm not tech at all.

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    Offline ShayneRutherford

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    Re: How to get quality ad image on Bookbub
    « Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 03:16:17 pm »
    When you size down, don't do it all at once. Size down by a small increment - 25%, for example - then double click to accept the size, then repeat until it's the size you want. That usually works for me.
             

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    Re: How to get quality ad image on Bookbub
    « Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 03:39:50 pm »
    When you size down, don't do it all at once. Size down by a small increment - 25%, for example - then double click to accept the size, then repeat until it's the size you want. That usually works for me.

    Thanks - I can get it down to around 500 x 350 but after that it just looks very fuzzy and poor quality. I must be missing something here because BB have a lot of great ads and people aren't creating brand new book covers each time they want to use them.

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    Re: How to get quality ad image on Bookbub
    « Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 04:03:06 pm »
    Are you using PS?
             

    Offline Redgum

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    Re: How to get quality ad image on Bookbub
    « Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 04:06:26 pm »
    Are you using PS?

    No, GIMP but it's pretty good. Reducing from 3000 pixels to 300 is just not working. Does PS do this sort of reduction?

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    Re: How to get quality ad image on Bookbub
    « Reply #5 on: September 15, 2020, 04:26:17 pm »
    Ive been able to get it to work for me on PS. If you want to shoot me your JPG file, Ill give it a try. shayne (at) wickedgoodbookcovers (dot) com
             

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    Re: How to get quality ad image on Bookbub
    « Reply #6 on: September 15, 2020, 09:02:45 pm »
    I use Canva. Canva's standard rectangular size is like 400. So I just change to 300 by 250. As the image is already built small, the resolution for me isn't blurred.


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