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Create a Free Ebook Cover in Canva
Designing my first ebook cover in Canva allowed me to create a high quality, professional (at least to my eyes… a graphic designer might beg to differ) cover. While we like to use the old phrase, “you can’t judge a book by its cover,” the truth is, readers do judge a book by its cover.
A poorly designed cover hurts interest which hurts sales. Unfortunately, hiring a graphic designer to create a cover often stretches the budget to a breaking point. I know when I was first publishing books, I did not have the budget to hire a professional.
The first time I tried to create my own, it was…um… really bad. And that’s putting it nicely. And then, I found Canva! With their templates, layouts, fonts, and options of graphics, I quickly learned to create an ebook cover. Because I used my own images, it didn’t cost a dime. Even if you choose to use the images in Canva, many of them are free or are only a dollar. Be sure to check all the licensing rules, though, to make sure it’s okay for you to use them on a book you plan to sell. It’s always important to check all the legalities.
If you’ve written a book and don’t have the budget to hire someone to design your book (although consider doing that once you get the budget), try Canva to create your ebook cover. I think you’ll be super impressed.
You can see here in the video how easy it is to create your own cover:
I can’t wait to see the cover you design. When you do, please send me a link to it so I can check it out!
ALSO, be sure to find out how to turn it into a a 3D cover for your promotional materials. You can get those steps in this post here – Easy a Free Way to Create a Professional Quality 3D Cover for Your Ebook – Free!
In the comments below, let me know your favorite Canva feature for creating your ebook cover.