An example of a coverflat.
Provided by Kate R.
This is an example of the typical cover flat. Most include not only the cover, the spine and the back copy, but also the bar code (along with ISBN) and price. Additionally Zebra has hole-punched the cover of Kate's cover to indicate that this is not from a whole book (therefore the cover cannot be ripped off and sent back as a strip, so that the bookstore can cheat the publisher out of profit). Not all cover flats include the hole, often the opposite side of the front cover half will include marketing information not found on the actual release.