I did my own but purchased and used templates from a professional designer. Most I pretty much changed completely. I purchased them through Book Cover Ninja. The cover artist is Nathaniel Dasco. His site is now at http://bookcovermall.com/. He has some free templates and usually posts a free template once a week.
The cover of your book is a big decision.
We all want our book to stand out, to shine brighter than all the other books. Right?
But should you design your own or hire a designer?
I used Canva for one book, but I’m considering hiring a designer for the next book. Why? Because the more I read about book covers, the more I’m convinced a book benefits from a professional’s touch.
I think Bryan over at Become a Writer Today, has some terrific tips for a successful book cover. The idea of making a Pinterest board of covers is a great idea. With this type of board, whether you design your own or hire a pro, you have an idea for what is selling. I’d never thought of that, but that is now on my to-do list.
Click on the link below and read all of his tips.
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