eBook Creation Tips and Tricks / Chapter 14

Chapter 14

How to Create a Strong Cover for Your eBook

You have written an eBook – that’s terrific. Now you need to concentrate on creating a strong cover for your eBook. This step is where so many authors fall down. They are of the mentality that they have written a really good book and that will sell it. Sadly, that’s simply not the case. Your eBook cover is often the determining factor on whether a purchase is made or the book is passed over.

So how do you go about creating a strong cover for your eBook? Good questions. Well, thankfully there are many free eBook creation tools you can use to create your cover. Many of these offer really good background images. Check out sites like Shutter-stock or Getty-images. There are all kinds of royalty free images that you can use – in fact, there are thousands of them. Be sure to take the time to check them out.

There are also others where you pay a small fee and the image(s) are yours to use. At first you might be hesitant to pay for these images, which is understandable. But consider this – you want to sell your eBook and you want to make money by selling it and we’ve already established the importance of having a strong cover, so why wouldn’t you invest a little money in your project if you needed to.

You have one other option that’s free to use. Chances are you have a smart phone and that smart phone likely has a camera. Why not take your own photos. They’ll be yours, there will be no issues with copyright and you can take the ‘exact’ picture that you need. Just add it to your book and you’ll be ready to go. This option is easy and certainly cost effective.

Put a lot of thought into your cover. What message do you want it to portray in conjunction with the book’s title? How will you use your image to attract and engage viewers so that they take the next step and actually buy your book? What kind of image would serve your message best – a simple but effective image or a more complex image?

Your eBook is as strong as your cover is. So take the time to create a strong cover. You put all that effort into writing your eBook, don’t stop now! Make it an eBook viewers won’t want to pass by.

eBook Creation Tips and Tricks

Chapter 1

What You Need to Know if You Are Writing an eBook

Chapter 2

Writing a Quality eBook That Sells

Chapter 3

The Biggest Mistakes Made When Writing an E-book

Chapter 4

3 Key Ways to Promote Your eBook

Chapter 5

Great Tips To Write a Successful First E-book

Chapter 6

Tips for eBook Writers

Chapter 7

Tips to Help You do the Research to Write Your eBook

Chapter 8

Finding Value in Your E-book

Chapter 9

Tips to Write Your E-books First Draft

Chapter 10

Good Reasons You Should Write an eBook

Chapter 11

Editing Mistakes You Should Recognize When You Edit Your eBook

Chapter 12

How to Avoid 3 Common Mistakes When Writing E-books

Chapter 13

Avoid Ruining Your First Draft of Your eBook

Chapter 14

How to Create a Strong Cover for Your eBook

Chapter 15

When Writing an E-book Go Beyond the Obvious

Chapter 16

5 Top Tips for Publishing Your eBook

Chapter 17

The 3 Stages of Launching Your eBook

Chapter 18

How to Use Social Media to Market Your eBook

Chapter 19

5 Sites You can Promote Your eBook for Free

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