eBook Publishing: How To Make Cheap eBook Covers

by Robb Sutton

I have been searching for a way to make cheap eBook covers for quite some time now. Luckily, just as I was about to purchase an expensive set of plugins for Photoshop, John Chow posted up a new service that takes care of all kinds of eBook and eCourse images that is CHEAP! Normally, you are paying somewhere in the 80-100 dollar range to pick up a software package to do this, but with myecovermaker.com…you can make individual covers for about 3 bucks a pop, or you can make 100 covers a month for 9 dollars a month!

I was just in the middle of finalizing a new free eBook I am publishing for Bike198.com, so this came at perfect time for me. You really have no excuse at this point for not having a cool looking eBook cover on your free or paid eBook. I like to design my own covers using the supplied Photoshop templates you can download on the site, but you can also design your own using template backgrounds and adding text directly on the site. Here is the latest that I just built up this morning using myecovermaker.com.

Cheap eBook Cover Generator

I am not in any way affiliated with this website, so I am not making any money by promoting this. Every now and then I run into a really cool resource that I want to share with you guys and this is one of them.

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Ed March 31, 2010 - 8:18 am

i actually make my own logo in photoshop. it is actually very easy.

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Srinivas Rao March 31, 2010 - 9:11 am

Thanks for sharing this Robb. I’m looking at getting started on a free ebook for my site and this is pretty awesome.

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Corbett Barr March 31, 2010 - 11:37 am

Awesome, Robb, just what I needed. Thanks!

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Richard Scott | Jewelry Secrets March 31, 2010 - 1:40 pm

You did a great job on that book cover. The photo you used is great, I’m sure you took that photo. I’ve seen your photo gallery and it is awesome. Good use of colors. Love the name. I’ll check out the link the next time I’m looking to do a cover.

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Robb Sutton March 31, 2010 - 1:44 pm

Yeah I took that one while waiting on riders to blow through that berm. Thanks for the feedback!

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Charlie March 31, 2010 - 5:39 pm

Are there really no free resources to do this? That is surprising.

Still, this looks pretty cool.

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Curtis Chappell March 31, 2010 - 6:03 pm

Hi Robb,

Great minds think alike! I spent a number of hours last weekend researching this exact requirement for my real book which I want to sell electronically as well.

Ed says “it’s easy’ to make one in Photoshop….well I don’t have PS and after watching a 9 minute youtube video on how to do it in PS, it’s only easy if you know the product.

There are a lot of people offering this service or selling scripts for PS….I found a you-beaut piece of software for only $27 US which allows you to use a single flat jpg file, then choose from 28 templates and instantly I had 10 different variations of en ebook cover!

This is NOT an affiliate link…so please find the product here (they do have an affiliate program):

http://www.ecoversoftwarepro.com

Yes the relflections are not as swoosh as in a PS designed image, but for me to get something up on the fly, it was worth the small investment!

Great timing for me with this post!

Write On!

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Walter March 31, 2010 - 8:56 pm

This is cool Robb. Actually I’m in the process of making my ebook and I don’t have the slightest idea of how can I create my cover. Thanks for providing me with an idea. 🙂

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maren kate April 1, 2010 - 1:32 am

Oooo… Super cool! I will be using this for sure!

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Matthew Needham April 8, 2010 - 5:11 pm

This couldn’t have come at a better time for me. I’m just in the middle of writing an ebook now.

Thanks for sharing.

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Ms. Freeman@Baby Steps of an Internet Entrepreneur April 21, 2010 - 10:14 am

Awesome, thanks for sharing as I am in the process of writing an eBook and I want to post up a cover that looks professional and clean. Plus, I have folks in my circle that are doing the same and could use this info, so I’m going to go ahead and Tweet this article….:)

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Grant- Cover Software Designer August 11, 2010 - 5:16 am

Very cool ecover generator, Robb. Perfect for those who only do online stuff.

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