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Normally I have been doing Magazines, but now I am venturing into the book world. This book interior is B&W, set on CMYK, but when I upload it to Ingram Spark I get an error (FYI, I also have errors on the cover as well but I would like deal with this first) If read this correctly it is telling me that it is set as RGB not CMYK and that my PDF setting are not correct. Can anyone with more experance tell me what I am looking at???

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I believe the "PDF (digital - high quality)" preset will use a RGB colour space.  You can check by clicking the "More" button.  For CMYK output I would use the "PDF (for print)"  or "PDF (press ready)".  You might need to adjust some of the other settings (in the "More" dialog) as well.

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1 hour ago, west1849 said:

This book interior is B&W, set on CMYK,

Why not choosing grayscale as color space? This would output 1 color ink channel only (Black).

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9 minutes ago, west1849 said:

Thank you pbasdf, that was helpful and I did get all of that file fixed, now I have one issue left and its with the cover. My image is 300DPI by it lists the image as 96??

I see that the image is roughly six inches by three and a half inches and you have stretched it out to 19 by 11 inches. Of course the placed DPI/PPI is going to be lower.

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I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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