There is no need to tell again why e-book cover design is the most important marketing tool, but it is better to find out how to get that perfect cover which will make readers to buy your book.
The most popular way for authors to get the e-book cover is to order it from the professional book cover designer. But is there are any alternatives? There are a lot of writers who create covers for their books and even help the other authors. MiblArt did research and figured three the most common ways to get the design for your cover. They are:
Let’s take a closer look at each of the options.
The easiest way to create your cover is to use one of many online tools.
There are a lot of free and low-cost online tools which help you with all your graphics needs. No doubt that the most famous one is Canva. It is easy to use, has a friendly and easy user interface, and you can get the basic picture design within a few minutes. There are 50,000 temples and possibility to get any graphic design which a self-published author may need including the design of the bookmark, book cover, flyer, banner, social graphic, etc. The biggest bonus is that it is absolutely free.
Another option is Postermywall. It is very similar to Canva, but in addition to photo and text manipulating templates, there are video templates, which are very useful too. Video content takes more place in our everyday online activity than ever before, that is why you need to use it in your marketing strategy as well. If you want to use this tool, you should learn more about their payment plans and choose which one is the best.
MyeCoverMaker is an online tool which offers free and paid templates. As for me one of the main advantages of this tool is that you can create a 3D model of your book in many variants. It’s much easier to use than Photoshop; you just need to try it. The cost is also low, so any of the newbie authors can use such book cover design tool.
There are much more other tools, so you may find that one which fits your needs the best.
If you want your cover to look more professional or want to include a few pictures, change the background or add more characters instead of using one picture for the cover, you need to use more advanced software like Adobe Photoshop or InDesign. Our team use Adobe Photoshop for book cover designs and recommend you to try it as well.
It allows you to combine more complex elements and add a lot of effects which will make your cover to look fascinating.
If you want to start using Adobe Photoshop, you have to spend some time learning it. Fortunately, there are a lot of YouTube lessons, which are free to watch. Also, on our YouTube channel, you may find how the covers are created. We hope that you will find some inspiration there.
And the last option is to order an e-book cover design. No matter what budget you have, there are a lot of book cover designers who are ready to help you. The cost varies from $5 (for example Fiverr) to $1500. Everything depends on your needs and budget. The most significant advantage of ordering from a professional designer is that the final cover will be absolutely custom so there is no chance that somebody will have the same art on his book cover.
Before starting working with the designer you should always check his portfolio and reviews. Most of the companies have got at least a few reviews on their Facebook pages. In this way you may see that feedbacks are the true ones If you are going to work with a freelancer, you may find some info about his/her work at DeviantArt, Behance, and other creative forums. Mostly, designers offer a few options for an ebook cover design and ready for print book cover design. MiblArt offers the additional package for covers with the illustration from scratch for the front cover at the good price, so if you want something extraordinary our team is always glad to help you.
No matter which option you choose, your cover should be not just beautiful and eye-catching but be meaningful and rich. Try all of the options, compare different designs and choose the best for you!