Creating your book cover: Is it important to you?

 

How does one go about finding the right cover for their books? If you have a publisher that helps. I was fortunate to have one that worked with me in getting a cover.

When it came to my self published stuff I had to come up with it on my own. For my Squirrel Mafia book the pictures on the cover and inside the book were photos I took. The book was non fiction so it worked. Other covers I have tried to come up with pictures I could take that would work there as well.

There are sites that sell book covers for a variety of prices. There are sites where you can create your own. There are sits that sell stock photos that you can use.

What cover you use can determine how well the book is looked at. The old phrase, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, is not one you want to adhere to. The cover is what gets your book picked up and looked at. Not taking the time to do so may not work out for you.

A few sites that people have used are

Carva www.carva.com

-Sparks https://spark.adobe.com/make/book-cover-maker

– Shutterstock https://www.shutterstock.com/

These are just a few that other writers have used.

Apart from that here is a blog post that goes into what you think about as you make your own c over.

https://blog.reedsy.com/book-cover-design/

Take the time to work on your cover. It can make the difference in your book being looked at or overlooked.

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