A book cover is an artistic form of communication that uses visual means to attract attention and convey the minimum vital information to entice the customer to learn more about it. It works like a peephole through which we can get a glimpse of the text inside.
Let’s learn what makes a great book cover design. Let’s remember that the book’s content and its cover are always entwined. It’s is all about the idea/feeling that you want to transmit.
Go on and tap on the blue buttons on the following book cover image created with Placeit to learn more about the important parts of a book cover.
People have been judging books by their covers for ages now. Even now that we have other criteria to evaluate before purchasing a book like customer reviews and ratings, book covers are still a compelling reason to purchase a book. A book cover offers potential purchasers the possibility of either diving inside or turning back. One must be able to imagine what a book will be about by just looking at the book cover. This is why it’s so important that you know how to design an attractive book cover that will draw in readers. Placeit has plenty of different book cover templates, covering subjects as fantasy book covers or recipe book cover. Go ahead and check them out!
Here are a few great premade-book cover examples to inspire you, but with Placeit’s book cover makers you can basically create whatever book cover you’ve been imagining.
Making a book cover with Placeit takes no time and everything happens right here in your browser, no need to download expensive design software or hire a designer. There are only a few steps you need to follow:
1. Select a book cover maker from Placeit.
2. Write in your book title and author name. Choose a font and font color that goes with the theme of your book.
3. Choose a graphic (or banner depending on the maker you pick).
4. Pick a background for your book cover.
5. Download your brand new book cover!
Now that you have book cover art file and that you probably are in the last steps of the self-publishing journey, it’s time now to super easily create amazing marketing material that will allow you to promote your book or ebook like the pros. Have a look at some of the ebook cover mockup templates I quickly created with Placeit!
Self-publishing can be expensive if you consider the costs of hiring a freelance designer to design your book cover. If this is your first book, you may want to save some money to print them as well. By doing it all yourself with platforms like Placeit, you can create your book cover with these accessible plan subscription.
A book’s success can be attributed to a good looking cover. The book cover mixes the author’s intention, the reader’s expectations, and the market’s trends. Book covers not only influence the potential purchaser but also the retailer who stocks the books on shelves, think about how important this is. Do you see how a book cover is indeed a marketing necessity?! So there you have it, wait no more, and start designing your ebook cover today with Placeit’s book cover maker.
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