How to Add Cover to EPUB

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I think you may have experienced the same situation with me that you want to add a cover to ePub but don’t know how to deal with. Or you may also be searching for ways to add a cover image to your file after making an ePub with ePub Maker. Don’t worry! Here I’m pleased to tell you that I’ve found the resolution, so today I write this article for you.

I do really want to give up at one time during my trial because it’s really not an easy work. I nearly tried all the possible ways including adding cover to epub calibre, iTunes, etc. But no pains no gains. I finally found the best tool named Epubor Ultimate and it turned out that it deserves this honour.

Why We Choose the Epubor Ultimate to Add Cover to EPUB

After my trial I get a conclusion that the Ultimate Converter is the best tool to add cover to ePub. Here are the reasons.

-It not only can add cover to ePub, but also can add cover to PDF.

-It also supports adding cover to Kindle books (change Kindle book cover).

-You can add cover to your ePub if there is no cover. You can also use the Ultimate Converter to replace or swap out the original cover with a new image you want to set.

-It contains the cover auto download feature, too. So it saves your time to find a nice cover image and crop it to the proper size.

-It applies for not only the common ePub and PDF files, as well as MOBI, AZW3, AZW, PRC, and other eBook files.

-It's the best eBook metadata editor, which including editing ebook cover.

-It's also the best eBook DRM Removal + eBook Converter.

Now don't hesitate to download it to have a try. Install the Epubor Ultimate please.

Then follow the steps below.

Step1. Add ePub books to Edit ebook cover

Run the soft after you installing it. Then you can drag your books that you want to add cover to from the left list to the right area. Don't forget to click the "Edit" button.

Add Cover to ePub

As above image shows, even if your ePub book is protected by DRM, epubor ultimate is able to rip the ePub drm. You will see "Decrypted" after the drm removing. Take a look at how to remove DRM from ePub.

Step2. Add cover to ePub

After you click the edit button, it will pop up a new dialog that allows you to add cover to your epub books.

replace epub cover

Click on "Replace", then choose one image and set it as the ePub cover. Click on "Finished".

Step3. Convert ePub to ePub

Though the newly added cover is showing to the book, but it isn't over yet. You have to convert the ePub to ePub at the output format list because the cover adding metadata is not written into your book, instead are just saved in the tool as the image shows below once you click the "Finished" button.

cover saved

So to make sure the adding goes into perfect, you need to convert the ePub to ePub and then click the "Convert to" button.

convert epub to epub

If you want to read ePub on Kindle, choose Mobi or AZW3 as output format please.

After all the job, you can see the new covered book as you like. Transfer these books to your computer or your eBooks reader to beautiful your bookshelf.

After transering and opening the book, if you found that the newly added cover is not showing in the reading library, it's likely that the eBook publisher prevents the cover showing. Even if you don't change the cover, the original ePub cover won't be shown, too.


joined Epubor since 2011, loves everything about eBooks and eReaders. He seeks the methods to read eBooks more freely and wants to share all he has got with you.

08/15/2015 19:12:28
I have one question. Does it add a cover without converting a thing? I can add a cover with ebook-convert but it alters the entire epub. Just what I DON'T want.
08/15/2015 19:40:08
I forgot that there is also ebook-meta which does not alter the structure, just the metadata, which is what I want.
06/10/2016 12:22:01
please make a version for chromebooks!! I'd love to use it.
03/19/2017 01:07:51
no work. download hit edit only option to replace cover no download.
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