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February 2017

How to Find the Best eBook Cover for Your Book

How to Find the Best eBook Cover for Your Book

Finding a best ebook cover might be a hard task, and by some people it may be even considered as something that must be done by a professional.

After all, the cover of an ebook is literally a strategically emotional and visual glance into everything that has been written and thus, lives among the pages of your book. Some people are into designing their own ebook cover, others are into hiring other people, and others find something simple online.

However, one this is definitely crucial – your cover must look professional. The first thing you need to know is that the covers of print books and the covers of ebooks are totally different. There are drastic differences among these two diverse types of books.

Traditional publishing is another thing, and online publishing is a newer way of presenting the written word to fans all around the globe. When you are looking for the perfect ebook cover for you, you should search for something modern, something that will strike some curiosity among readers. If you are uncertain if you should go for more colors or not – always choose minimalism. There is no way you will get it wrong if you go for a minimalistic art cover.

While searching, you really need to focus on getting some inspiration on a daily basis. You can go to the local bookshops and take a couple of photos. That way, you can look at all the different styles and covers that are designed specifically for different genres.

Always keep in mind that the size is also extremely important. The dimensions, resolution, file size and aspect ratio must be in perfect order. Look around for “IndieBook Covers” and “Williams Writing” to find out more about the basic rules of creating the perfect ebook cover.

Another important thing that should never be forgotten is using the perfect image for your ebook. Always make sure that you do not overdo it in Photoshop and never go full cliché.

Nobody wants to buy a book with some tacky photograph that looks like it has just been downloaded on Google. You need to be more creative and do a little research on photography and art before you choose the image that will suit your personal ebook.

After all, people can easily recognize cliché photography, and if you want to succeed, you should never go for the cliché image. It is definitely not a good thing to find a simple photograph on Pinterest or DeviantArt and just attach it as your ebook cover.

Always go for something original, something that will catch the attention of your readers. Cheesy stock images are definitely a no when it comes to ebook covers. Subtlety is another aspect that must not be forgotten. Always use photographs that can truly set a specific mood or in some way, truly portray all of the feelings that tend to burst out of the pages of your novel.

By choosing a genuine and original ebook cover, you will attract more readers. Subtlety is that one thing that should never be forgotten, especially when it comes to the artistic side of storytelling.

 Beautiful eBook Cover Trends for 2017

 Beautiful eBook Cover Trends for 2017

There is a whole bunch of ebook cover trends for 2017 that can serve as an inspiration for young writers and graphic designers. As every writer should know before publishing an ebook, the cover should always serve as a hint for the reader. Art should represent the written words – the difficulties and hidden sorrows in the book, or the bubbly and sunny comedic writings that await for potential readers.

After all, you cannot really use dark colors for a romantic novel, just as you cannot put rainbows on the cover of a sci-fi novel. There are hundreds of designers out there that know how to help you find the perfect cover (or should we refer to it as art?) for your newly published ebook. 

If you want it to be successful, always go for the best designers, because you do not really want your book to fail just because the art that you have personally picked didn’t really look good to your potential fans? If you are about to publish your new ebook and you need to get inspired, get inspired by the artists and themes we have picked for you.

We have created a small list with the most popular cover trends for 2017. There are interesting designs that truly vary in color and style. Finding a truly terrific design that is executed by and expert at the same time can be tiring these days. One thing every young aspiring author must have in mind is that the cover needs to somehow show what is inside of the book and thus, accentuate the writing topic.

The first thing we have noticed is that classic typography is back in the game. If your book is somewhat more academic, then classic typography and an original and serious old artwork are the perfect option for you.

If you have written a fiction novel, then get inspired by Albaugh’s book “Grim Nora and the Secret of the Skull”. It is a simple yet effective cover that basically has the main theme as the perfect layout, a pocket watch that is shaped as a skull. The cover is dark, just like the book that awaits for the reader.

Another inspiring ebook cover was the “Into the Air” cover created by Aimee Downing. This picture truly shows two different worlds that oppose in the book.

It manages to show the underground surroundings. and the above-ground society. The letter font is perfect and the colors are subtle yet effective. A beautiful and simple monochrome green and blue palette somehow manages to speak to the reader quite effectively.

Another trend that we have noticed this year are the simple elements and symbols that are quite popular among contemporary fantasy writers. We have analyzed Alexandra Brandt’s design of “A simple love story”, an ebook cover containing the moon and a magnolia tree, in which the moon has Celtic knots. These elements serve as hints for the story that awaits for the reader. The colors might be a bit too plain for a fantasy novel, though.

Even though this ebook cover has been voted as one of the best for this year, we’d go with different colors, maybe something pastel, but definitely not blue and pale orange blended into one cover.

The Pros and Cons of Creating an eBook Cover Template

The Pros and Cons of Creating an eBook Cover Template

EBook coves are fun to do. Creating your eBook cover gives you a chance to express yourself and visualize in a different manner the theme or jest of your book. And with so many resources and tutorials out there you really don’t need to be a graphic designer to create a simple eBook cover. One of the ways to go is with an eBook cover template.

Ebook cover templates are easy to download and will give you basic guidelines to follow so even a beginner can handle his way into creating. So let’s consider the pros and cons of creating with an eBook cover template and whether you should do it.

– Pro side about creating with an eBook cover template is convenience. Templates are easy to use and require only modification of preset elements for you to create your eBook cover. What you need to do is choose each element and arrange text and image and you are done. EBook cover templates are certainly convenient which has resulted in their rise to popularity among eBook writers. Should you choose this path you will certainly have half the job done for you.

– Another pro side about creating with an eBook cover template is the set dimensions and bleed lines and rulers. For a beginner this can be of a huge help as you don’t have to focus so much on the technical part of creating and with the bleed lines and rulers set you can have a visual as to where to place the elements and where not to put important stuff in the design. Templates offer preset customized settings so that you don’t have to.

– The con side of creating a cover with your eBook cover template is restrictions. What can be considered guidelines for some can be considered as restrictions for others. Creating an eBook cover from scratch can give you bigger creative freedom and make self-expression easier. If the preset elements of an eBook cover template bother you and you wish you had a complete blank canvas to create this will definitely work as a con for you.

– Another con side about creating an eBook cover using a template is choice of software. This is a big one for beginners. Using templates restricts you to using a particular software in creating your eBook cover. There are different eBook cover templates out there but all of them work in a certain program. This restricts you from using a design websites to create your eBook cover. While a template may have guidelines but design website have variety of elements such as stock photos, different fonts, icons etc for you to choose when creating. A template just can’t compare with the full package that a design website can offer. So if you want to have everything in one place when you design your eBook cover, a template just can’t offer that to you.