We live in a world where almost everything has turned digital so how can books stay traditional?
It’s been a long time now since e-books were introduced into the market of knowledge. Being a book lover myself, I still haven’t found the digital face of the book as appealing as the traditional printed form. There are tons of reasons that have sabotaged the ability of e-book covers to become as worthy as a normal printed book, but the main factor, which I found as the barrier between e-books and success is e-book cover designs.
E-Book Cover Designs; Where Is The New-Bee Lacking
Although ebook has been recognized widely up till now, lots of authors that publish their work in print, publish it online as well for its versatile audience. Some of them use big publishing names like Amazon, to showcase their books and then readers’ purchase it online. But still, the ability to attract potential readers is restricted to printed books only. This is because the amount of effort and brainstorming served by book cover design creators is often neglected when it comes to designing ebook cover creator.
In this blog, we will provide you some of the tips through which you can create awesome ebook cover designs which won’t take much effort, just some intelligence.
Here’s How You Can Create EBook Cover Designs That Can Do What Book Covers Do
Here are some of the tips with the help of which you can create ebook cover designs worth looking at:
● First, Get Some Inspiration
Isn’t it obvious that designing needs inspiration?
To create an ebook cover design you first need to get some good source of inspiration. Visit your local bookstore and see which book catches your attention first. Mostly, readers shop with their eyes rather than their mind, so it’s obvious that magnetic factor pulling you and the book in the local store is its book cover!
Even a pro of online book cover maker needs inspiration.
● Secondly, Get The Dimensions Right
Here’s how you can make sure that the measurements are correct before coming to actual artwork.
These technicalities are often present at the publishing sites. It can really complicated to display the e-book cover design online due to its uneven sizes.
Also, each publishing site has its own preferences (which changes every now and then). So, you will need to have different versions of your cover optimized for each of these publishing platforms. Furthermore, make sure you update your covers when needed to make sure they still look the part both on-screen and in search results.
● Third; Use The Right Tools For Achieving Perfection
If you know how to use photoshop, you are good to go. But here’s some more knowledge coming for a person who still gets amused by WORD PAINT.
Here what you can do apart from photoshop skills; you can download GIMP (free), or alternatively, get your hands on the Pixlr (free) photo editor (or use from within your browser). If needed, you can also pay a small fee for additional features.
● Lastly, If Nothing Works Hire A Pro
Believe it or not, there are people who do this for a living.
I’m not undermining my tips and guides up there but this is also the safest option to go for.
And this doesn’t mean that you can sit back there and let the designer do whatever he or she wants. You can provide the background, insights and your own part of creativity to the designer for a relatable and catchy ebook cover design.
These were some of the tips that I and experts I googled feel. So it’s pretty safe to go with them. And it’s also your journey to become one of the best ebook designers in town, cause that’s what you can become initially duh!