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 Shuterstock or Gettyimages. 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.
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