The popularity of eBooks has increased significantly over the past few years; many authors are looking forward to getting their short stories published as eBooks rather than conventional ones. The cover is a very powerful marketing channel to reach the broader audience. With the introduction of E-book covers, it’s has been extremely challenging for professionals, amateurs, and designers to bring unique patterns. First of all, one must understand what electronic-book cover is. It isn’t like a print books, as it does not exist physically, but in the form of computer file. Here are important ways to succeed at publishing task.
Keep it Small and Simple
For 6-inx9-in printed books, you may need 54-sq-in of space for decent illustration or painting. However, e-book cover is pretty small to make it convenient for the people searching on e-commerce sites. Keep author name, title in one graphic, so that people can get to know the genre or tone of the book. Ensure that whatever you include in cover is going to pay off well. After all, your e-book would be displayed on retailer sites. Read MyeCoverMaker.com review to know how the design, size should be kept. Good design is based on simple concept instead of complex or badly designed themes.
The title should be easy to read and clear, keeping the pictures and colors according to the standard. If you keep cover below inch size thumbnail, then title and other stuffs are hardly visible on computer and hence you need to modify it. Keep title and background color different from one another. If you keep title in lighter green and darker green as background, then it isn’t that easy to read in thumbnail format. Using the combination of light and dark color make title readable. Keep the title’s font large and bold enough. Avoid using more than 3 shades and if possible, avoid primary shades on MS Paint, such as full green, full red and full blue. Know what colors works; try different combination to get well together. The designing layout should look balanced, not messy.
Make use of appropriate software to create attractive e-book covers; it should have some resemblance to the content. Though it looks small, a good strategy is important to work with to form branding and seek reader’s attention. Simple logo with distinctive stripe can make it look like a branded series.
Add Effective Photos
Though plain or boring colored background works, the e-book cover needs best picture to draw buyer’s attention. Using professional illustration or picture can make it look stand out from the crowd. Ensure all artwork or pictures are 300 dots per inch (DPI) to maintain the minimum size quality. If you’re taking pictures randomly from web, beware of copyrights! Use only royalty-free, legal pictures for your e-book covers. You can make your own custom illustration or pictures to give a never-before and unique look.
Make use of the above methods to design the best e-book cover, which is easy to understand to browsers and readers.
Author Bio – Joey Lucia is a professional graphic designer who has been creating CD covers, posters, websites, E-commerce listing for past 7 years, and understands what works well in the market, and what the potential buyers hate to see!