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This information only applies to existing Magazines partners. We're currently not accepting any new sign-ups. If you're not an existing Magazines partner, we'd recommend you checking out News editions, our self-signup feed-based option for Newsstand.

Cover and preview images

Cover images

File requirements:

  • 300 DPI image resolution
  • JPEG compression set to high
  • width of 2400 pixels (height may vary depending on the aspect ratio of your magazine)

Please upload the cover image for an issue by following these steps:

  1. In Google Play Newsstand Producer, select the magazine title from the first drop-down menu at the top of the page.
  2. From the second drop-down menu, select the specific magazine issue.
  3. Click Edition settings on the side navigation menu.
  4. Expand the Cover image settings.
  5. Click the Choose File button to browse for the file on your computer.
  6. Once a preview of the image appears in Producer, click the Update button.

Preview images

These images will be displayed next to the current issue's cover on the magazine's page in the Google Play Newsstand store.

File requirements:

  • 300 DPI image resolution
  • JPEG compression set to high
  • 2400 pixels wide (height can vary depending on the aspect ratio of your magazine)

Please upload preview images by following these steps.

  1. In Google Play Newsstand Producer, select the magazine title from the first drop-down menu at the top of the page.
  2. From the second drop-down menu, select the specific magazine issue.
  3. Click Edition settings on the left navigation menu.
  4. Expand the Preview images settings.
  5. Select images from your preferred source:
    • If the images already exist in your magazine, select the section from which you'd like to pick preview images. Please use RePub sections if possible. (For OFIP sections, only background layers will be displayed, which may be missing overlay content.) If choosing among multiple RePub sections, select the higher definition ones for better preview images.
    • If the images are on your computer, click the Choose File button to browse for the file.
  6. Once you've uploaded all of your preview images, click the Update button.

Please choose content using the following criteria:

  • ​No advertisements on any page.
  • Try to find at least one "spread" (two consecutive pages that have an image or header text that flows over both pages). Include both pages as preview images, and upload each page as a separate image.
  • There must be either title-sized fonts or images on each page.
    • If possible, don't include pages consisting completely of article text in a small body font size.
    • Large images are preferred.
  • Try to find unique pages that exemplify the magazine (i.e., don't pick 5 pages that all look very similar).
  • Identify 5 preview images from at least 3 different articles.
  • Don't include any pages that contain nudity.
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