All OER Collective grant-funded books on the OER Collective Pressbooks platform are required to follow the Style Guide for Book Covers.
If your grant-funded book was published prior to the development of this guide (3 July 2023), we request that you revise your book cover according to the Style Guide but it is not required. The only element that is required is the OERC logo.
We recommend that books on the OER Collective Pressbooks platform that are not grant-funded follow the Style Guide but it is not required.
The OER Collective Style Guide for Book Covers includes:
The Collective provides two cover templates for members to copy and edit.
The templates include the following required elements:
You are not required to use the Canva or InDesign templates. You can use any software available to you, however you are required to incorporate the elements listed above in the cover design.
The following lists more detail on the colour palette, logo, and type area.
R14 G95 B221
R0 G0 B0
R255 G255 B255
Download the files. Click here.
If you are using the Canva or InDesign templates, you do not need to download the logo. The logo is already incorporated in the template files for you.
This outlines the recommended position for the typography used on the cover.
We recommend you use images that are:
Always read the terms and conditions of the website and follow any licensing terms listed.
We recommend you list image attributions in the Copyright Notice field of your Pressbook. Read more at Publish in Pressbooks.
If the image needs to be excluded from the creative commons licence of the book, make sure you include this detail.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.