If this is the first time producing a digital cover for Lightning Source (or the first time in a while),
please take a moment to review our submission standards and best practices:
Interior specifications explained:
Below are instructions for creating a Lightning Source compliant PDF file from various applications.
Windows and Macintosh:
This is a very important – yet often overlooked – step in the process. Please open and review your newly created PDF to insure that all elements are present and properly represented in your PDF prior to submitting it for printing. Incomplete or incorrect digital files will put your project behind schedule and could add charges to your account.
Once you have the PDF completed and double-checked, it’s time to upload the file to Lightning Source.
Note:The upload area is typically in the publisher’s password-protected account. If you are a Designer who does not have access to this area, you may: